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New Pope Linked to S. American Death Squads

I have been researching this guy for all of an hour and I find many reputable sources speaking on this. Then I remembered that years ago at a now extinct blog of mine, I had published something about a Catholic priest presiding over concentration camps and being on trial in Argentina in 2007. I'm really glad I had that backed up because there is only one place online where you can still find it and my own archive gave me the search terms to find it.
Snip: "On 15 April 2005, a human rights lawyer filed a criminal complaint against Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio, accusing him of conspiring with the junta in 1976 to kidnap two Jesuit priests. So far, no hard evidence has been presented linking the cardinal to this crime. It is known that the cardinal headed the Society of Jesus of Argentina in 1976 and had asked the two priests to leave their pastoral work following conflict within the Society over how to respond to the new military dictatorship, with some priests advocating a violent overthrow. The cardinal's spokesman flatly denied the allegations."


"The heads of the Catholic Church participated in the dictatorship. Many priests were chaplains inside the barracks of the concentration camps. We want to point out that there is a sector from the church that didn't have anything to do with the dictatorship, on the contrary they supported us and reported the crimes committed at the time. But most of the representatives from the church participated in the celebration of death and torture."

 link to www.zcommunications.org

Continued research on this will be posted during the ensuing days at

Watch Your Pope and Your Ass 13.Mar.2013 20:38



oracio Verbitsky, an Argentine investigative journalist and former montonero, wrote a book about this and other related events titled El Silencio: de Paulo VI a Bergoglio: las relaciones secretas de la Iglesia con la ESMA.[21] Verbitsky also writes that the Argentine Navy with the help of Cardinal Bergoglio hid the dictatorship's political prisoners in Bergoglio's holiday home from a visiting delegation of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.[22]

According to the book, after their release, Yorio accused the then-Provincial of his Jesuit order San Miguel, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, to have denounced him. Father General Pedro Arrupe in Rome was informed by letter or during the abduction, both he and Orlando Yorio were excluded from the Jesuit Order.[23]

Bergoglio told his authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin, that after the priests' imprisonment, he worked behind the scenes for their release; Bergoglio's intercession with dictator Jorge Rafael Videla on their behalf may have saved their lives.[24] "The cardinal could not justify why these two priests were in a state of helplessness and exposed," according to Luis Zamora, who said that Bergoglio's testimony "demonstrates the role of the Church during the last military dictatorship."[25]
Old Pope = New Pope
Old Pope = New Pope

Antifa/ARA Anti-Christian intolerance 14.Mar.2013 18:32

Cardinal Sin

Europe: Anti-Christian intolerance alert - Vatican Insider
Nov 12, 2012 ... www.vaticaninsider.com The Pope's speeches ... "Calls inciting violence, deafening noise to prevent speakers from being heard, blocking ...
vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/.../europa-europe-cristiani-cristianos-christians- 19674/

March 2012: An online call to "see churches burning" was published as a "Christmas wish" in 2011 by a group of leftwing extremists called 'Antifa Freiburg'. "We will not give up hope that there will be a miracle and we can warm ourselves next year at the glow of burning churches."Having received several complaints from Christians who feared that those incitements, if not swiftly sanctioned, might soon be followed by actions, a public prosecutor initiated an inquiry - but then decided to drop the case, saying that Antifa Freiburg's stated desire to "see some churches burn down in the upcoming year" was just a"tasteless publication which, not having been directed against a particular person or a particular church building, was not relevant under criminal law." Moreover it was claimed that "it would in any case be difficult to determine the author", given that Antifa Freiburg publishes its incendiary propaganda on a server situated in Iceland.

IrishCentral article about Pope Francis Controversy 15.Mar.2013 06:58

Father Pete O'Feelie

Critics claim new Pope was part of Argentinean cover-up during junta reign
Damning interview was released hours before Papal election
By PATRICK COUNIHAN, IrishCentral Staff Writer
Published Thursday, March 14, 2013, 8:02 AMUpdated Thursday, March 14, 2013, 8:02 AM

Critics of new Pope Francis have claimed that he maintained his silence as Argentina's brutal military dictatorship raged a dirty war against left wing activists.

Some critics have pointed to his failure and the failure of his church to expose human rights violation at the height of military rule.

The claims were made in the wake of the publication of an interview with Argentina's former military dictator Jorge Videla.

The interview, conducted in 2010, were only published on Sunday, hours before Archbishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope in Rome.

In the interview, Videla claims that he kept Argentina's Catholic hierarchy informed about his regime's policy of 'disappearing' political opponents.

He also told El Sur magazine that that the country's Catholic leaders, including the new Pope claimhis critics, offered advice on how to 'manage' the policy.

Videla said he had 'many conversations with Argentina's then primate Cardinal Primatesta, about his regime's dirty war against left-wing activists.

He claimed there were also conversations with other leading bishops from Argentina's Episcopal conference as well as with the country's papal nuncio at the time, Pio Laghi.

Videla said: "They advised us about the manner in which to deal with the situation.

"In certain cases church authorities offered their good offices and undertook to inform families looking for disappeared relatives to desist from their searches, but only if they were certain the families would not use the information to denounce the junta.

"In the case of families that it was certain would not make political use of the information, they told them not to look any more for their child because he was dead."

Videla added: "The church understood well and also assumed the risks of such involvement."

Critics say the Videla confession confirms long-held suspicions that Argentina's Catholic hierarchy collaborated with the military's so-called process of national reorganisation, which sought to root out communism.

Thousands of left-wing activists were swept up into secret detention centres where they were tortured and murdered after the Videla led coup in 1976.

The interview claims military chaplains were assigned as spiritual advisers to the junior officers who staffed the centres.

The Argentinean church's actions were in stark contrast to the Catholic hierarchy in Brazil, where church leaders denounced that country's military dictatorship and provided sanctuary to its victims.

Argentinean bishops were prominent defenders of the regime against accusations of human rights abuses from abroad.

The report says that at the height of the state's offensive, Cardinal Primatesta refused to meet with mothers of the disappeared.

It claims he also prohibited the lower clergy from speaking out against state violence, even as death squads targeted Catholic priests critical of the regime.

Primatesta's defenders have said that he believed a break with the regime would be counter-productive and that in private he characterised disappearances and torture as against the Christian spirit.

Human rights campaigners in Argentina claimed on his death in 1996 that Cardinal Primatesta took to the grave many of the junta's secrets after they failed to force him to testify about his dealings with it.

DEAR PDX INDYMEDIA, this is proof 18.Mar.2016 21:19


that pdx indymedia needs to update the navigation links . this issue is outdated, there is nothing to write about katrina any more. so the thread is basically being used for other issues.