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

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 Despite the joyful celebrations outside the Municipal Cathedral in Buenos Aires yesterday, the news of Latin America's first pope was clouded by lingering concerns … Continue reading Pope Francis: questions remain over his role during Argentina’s dictatorship

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 In fact, almost as soon as Jorge Bergoglio, … Continue reading Pope Francis and the Cold War in Latin America

Pope Francis the Reformer?

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. He has chosen to take the name Francis, as befits the apparently gracious and humble man who, as everybody now knows, eschewed his archbishop’s limo for a … Continue reading Pope Francis the Reformer?