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Vatican Responds to Accusations About Cardinal Bergoglio and the "Dirty War"
Catholic World Report ^ | 3/15/13 | Catherine Harmon

Posted on 03/15/2013 9:08:40 AM PDT by marshmallow

Today the Vatican released a statement in response to accusations that as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, was complicit in various human-rights abuses during Argentina’s “Dirty War,” 1976-1983.

The full statement, read at a press conference by Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, is below:

“The campaign against Bergoglio is well-known and dates back to many years ago. It has been carried out by a publication specializing in sometimes slanderous and defamatory campaigns. The anticlerical cast of this campaign and of other accusations against Bergoglio is well-known and obvious.”

“The charges refer to the time before Bergoglio became bishop [of Buenos Aires], when he was Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in Argentina and accuse him of not having protected two priests who were kidnapped.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach
I'm guessing that the Argentina/sex abuse searches came up empty so the media had to go for the "fascist" angle.
1 posted on 03/15/2013 9:08:40 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Marshmallow, is the Catholic World Report the paper that has been accused of being non-Catholic and should take the name off their paper? Or is that another one?

2 posted on 03/15/2013 9:23:46 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: marshmallow

Just pick any side of the argument against Church doctrine which the media is against, and from that side will come an allegation: fag rights, abortion, “equal” rights etc.

3 posted on 03/15/2013 9:25:17 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: marshmallow

And this is exactly how Ametican conservatives should respond to slanderous accusations: incredibly quickly and with very strong language in which they deny the lies, without delving into so much detail that the story gets lost, and without using meek or apologetic language that prepricely forgives or excuses the slanderers.

4 posted on 03/15/2013 9:25:22 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: kitkat
You're thinking of the National Catholic Reporter, which isn't really Catholic.
5 posted on 03/15/2013 9:26:58 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow

Thank you.

6 posted on 03/15/2013 9:41:18 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Piranha

As I was reading was thinking the same thing. I hope they continue in this way.

7 posted on 03/15/2013 11:45:22 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,Â)
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About Us

Catholic World Report is an online news magazine that tells the story from an orthodox Catholic perspective. After more than 20 years as the leading Catholic journal of news, analysis, and commentary, CWR moved its hard-hitting content entirely online, free to all readers without a subscription, in January 2012.

CWR provides full coverage of the news and events affecting the Church around the world, asking questions and examining issues the mainstream media avoids. It features interviews with important Church leaders as well as a comprehensive look at topics ranging from bioethics and life issues to the persecution of Catholics in the Middle East and Asia, from the latest vocation news around the world to the ongoing culture wars in the United States.

Publisher: Joseph Fessio, SJ
Editor: Carl E. Olson
Managing editor: Catherine Harmon
Editor emeritus: Philip F. Lawler

8 posted on 03/15/2013 12:21:31 PM PDT by RBStealth
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To: marshmallow
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9 posted on 03/20/2013 8:22:51 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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