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Did he fail to stand up to Argentina’s brutal junta? Critics say Pope did little to help those who disappeared when country was under right-wing military rule

Posted By yihan On March 14, 2013 @ 5:29 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Steve Doughty
Daily Mail [1]
March 14, 2013

The Pope has been accused of failing to stand up to the brutal military junta that slaughtered tens of thousands of Argentines in its so-called Dirty War.

Critics say Jorge Mario Bergoglio did little to help those who disappeared when the country was under right-wing military rule – and too much to criticise the left-wing opponents of the generals.

He has even been accused of turning a blind eye to the rounding up and torturing of his own Jesuit priests, something he strongly denies.

The baggage of Argentine history also means potential diplomatic difficulties for Britain over the Falkland Islands.

At a mass in Buenos Aires last year, on the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falklands, the Pope referred to the British as ‘usurpers’ and called for the Argentine dead to be thanked.

He said: ‘We come to pray for all who have fallen, sons of the Homeland who went out to defend their mother, the Homeland, and to reclaim what is theirs, that is of the Homeland, and it was usurped.’

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