Pope Francis: questions remain over his role during Argentina’s dictatorship

Argentina’s cardinal Jorge Bergoglio greets followers outside the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires in 2009. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

by Uki Goni and Jonathan Watts

Thursday 14 March 2013

Jorge Bergoglio was head of the Jesuit order in the 1970s when the church backed military government and called for patriotism Continue reading Pope Francis: questions remain over his role during Argentina’s dictatorship

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Pope Francis and the Cold War in Latin America

March 14, 2013 by Lisa Reynolds Wolfe

Today, March 14, 2013, the world is celebrating the election of Latin America’s first pope, Pope Francis. But all is not rosy. Despite worldwide celebration, snide newspaper headlines are emerging. Here’s a sample. It popped up yesterday in The Guardian Continue reading Pope Francis and the Cold War in Latin America

Pope Francis the Reformer?

Photograph by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty.

March 13, 2013

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the seventy-six-year-old Archbishop of Buenos Aires, is the new Pope—the first Jesuit and the first Latin American ever to hold that job.

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