Friday, March 15, 2013

Hot Links on Pope Francis I from Uncle Academic!

Things may get murkier before they get clearer.

The Guardian, UK:
The sins of the Argentinian churchThe Catholic church was complicit in dreadful crimes in Argentina. Now it has a chance to repent Hugh O'Shaughnessy, Tuesday 4 January 2011 03.20 ES

Also at The Guardian, UK: 
Choice of Jorge Bergoglio as pope shows a decisive shift from EuropePope Francis represents an extraordinary leap away from the conservative and cautious nature of the last two papacies
Andrew Brown
The Guardian, Wednesday 13 March 2013 16.51 EDT
In the Time of the Jackboot Popes
Journalist Tom Clifford investigates whether or not the newly anointed Pope Francis has South American blood on his hands.

Democracy Now!
Pope Francis’ Junta Past: Argentine Journalist on New Pontiff’s Ties to Abduction of Jesuit Priests
While praised for his work with the poor, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — has long been dogged by accusations of his role during Argentina’s military dictatorship. We speak to Horacio Verbitsky, a leading Argentine journalist who exposed Francis’ connection to the abduction of two Jesuit priests. Verbitsky is an investigative journalist for the newspaper Página/12, or Page/12, and head of the Center for Legal and Social Studies, an Argentine human rights organization. [Video plus rush transcript]
[And for a somewhat different take:]
Borowitz Report:
March 14, 2013
Unsuccessful Pope Candidate Blames Media

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