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    Argentine Cardinal Named in Kidnap Lawsuit

    April 17, 2005|From Associated Press


    VATICAN CITY — A human rights lawyer has filed a criminal complaint against an Argentine cardinal mentioned as a possible contender to become pope, accusing him of involvement in the 1976 kidnappings of two priests.
    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's spokesman Saturday called the allegation "old slander."
    The complaint filed in a court in the Argentine capital on Friday accused Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, of involvement in the abduction of two Jesuit priests by the military dictatorship, reported the newspaper Clarin. The complaint does not specify the nature of Bergoglio's alleged involvement.





    Under Argentine law, an accusation can be filed with a very low threshold of evidence. A court then decides if there is cause to investigate and file charges.
    The accusations against Bergoglio, 68, are detailed in a recent book by Argentine journalist Horacio Verbitsky.
    In May 1976, priests Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics were kidnapped by the navy. They surfaced five months later, drugged and seminude, in a field.
    At the time, Bergoglio was the superior in the Society of Jesus of Argentina.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2005/apr.../fg-cardinal17
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Googlish translation of original here

    Cardinal Bergoglio accused for stealing babies for Dictatorship
    The prosecution and the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo claimed to be called to testify in the case that the plan is systematic theft of children born in captivity

    The prosecution and the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo today claimed in court that judges the systematic plan for the theft of babies born in captivity to be called to testify Cardinal Primate of Argentina Jorge Bergoglio, who today was again mentioned in court for crimes against humanity.

    The head of the Catholic Church Argentina was mentioned in connection with the case of the birth and appropriation of the granddaughter of one of the founders of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, Alicia "Licha" on the block.

    A loud Licha's daughter, who died in 2008 at age 93, he called on the Federal Court in June, which judges including the former dictators Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone for the appropriation of the creatures disappeared daughters, who summoned to give evidence as a witness to Bergoglio.

    "This is the third time I ask a court: we will cite to declare or not we will quote to declare?" Demanded Estela de la Cuadra, sister Elena de la Cuadra, now defunct, mother " Ana ", the creature that was born in captivity on June 16, 1977 at the 5th station of La Plata.

    When asked the witness, the court's president, Judge Maria del Carmen Roqueta, replied that "right now we can not solve anything," but at the end of the hearing the complaints, including the Grandmothers, and Attorney Martin Nicklinson , asked Bergoglio be called to testify in the case.

    The creature also is the daughter of Carlos Baratti, a worker of YPF, whose body was found in a resort on the Atlantic coast, after being thrown into the sea in the so-called "death flights", identified two years ago by the Argentine Forensic Anthropology.

    She recalled that in the case at crimes committed in ESMA Oral Court judge in May that include Alfredo Astiz, was established in the episcopate to take testimony to Bergoglio, diligence during which he said that he had learned "makes about ten years that had disappeared ", to a question put to him by counsel querelllante Myriam Bregman.

    "That's the fun of things that these men and women (mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers who sought their children and grandchildren) did," the woman scolded Bergoglio who admitted he "does not know where" but it can provide "what what happened and mechanisms "that were implemented during the dictatorship.

    Regard rebuked the court and prosecutors about whether they intended to ask the highest dignitary of the Catholic Church Argentina "what happened to Ana on the block" and if "no warrants Bergoglio answer this question in a court that is judging a systematic plan for stealing babies.

    "From (Jorge) Videla down there but also had responsibilities for the sides," he said.

    He was also convinced that in his testimony at the hearing demonstrated that the Church was aware of what was happening with the babies disappeared, and cited a 1979 letter to bishops that the owner, the then Archbishop of Cordoba Raúl Francisco Primatesta responded to the Grandmothers, saying it was very little they could do about it.

    He further argued that Bergoglio could not argue because it was public ignorance "as disclosed despair of these people by the disappearance of their children."

    "That is absolutely immoral," he said the witness who is both plaintiff in the case, and provided extensive documentation about the course that followed the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo since 1977, calling for the emergence of grandchildren disappeared since 1976.

    Such claims also mentioned individual orders made before founding parent entity, and including interviews with Bergoglio mentioned when he was Provincial of the Jesuit order of the Jesuits.

    That sense, explained that because his family was one of the founders of the city of Balcarce, donated land to the church and after the kidnapping of his pregnant sister, her parents sought help from various strata, also claiming the other missing brother Roberto José
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    VATICAN CITY (AP) — In unadorned white robes, the first pope from the Americas sets a tone of simplicity and pastoral humility in a church desperate to move past the tarnished era of abuse scandals and internal Vatican upheavals.

    The choice of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio — who took the name Francis — reflected a series of history-making decisions by fellow cardinals who seemed determined to offer a message of renewal to a church under pressures on many fronts.

    The 76-year-old archbishop of Buenos Aries — the first from Latin America and the first from the Jesuit order — bowed to the crowds in St. Peter’s Square and asked for their blessing in a hint of the austere style he cultivated while modernizing the Argentina’s conservative Catholic church.

    In taking the name Francis, he drew connections to the 13th century St. Francis of Assisi, who saw his calling as trying to rebuild the church in a time of turmoil. It also evokes images of Francis Xavier, one of the 16th century founders of the Jesuit order that is known for its scholarship and outreach.

    Francis, the son of middle-class Italian immigrants, is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed. He came close to becoming pope last time, reportedly gaining the second-highest vote total in several rounds of voting before he bowed out of the running in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI.

    Groups of supporters waved Argentine flags in St. Peter’s Square as Francis, wearing simple white robes, made his first public appearance as pope.

    “Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening,” he said before making a reference to his roots in Latin America, which accounts for about 40 percent of the world’s Roman Catholics.

    Bergoglio often rode the bus to work, cooked his own meals and regularly visited the slums that ring Argentina’s capital. He considers social outreach, rather than doctrinal battles, to be the essential business of the church.

    He accused fellow church leaders of hypocrisy and forgetting that Jesus Christ bathed lepers and ate with prostitutes.
    “Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony. Go out and interact with your brothers. Go out and share. Go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit,” Bergoglio told Argentina’s priests last year.

    Bergoglio’s legacy as cardinal includes his efforts to repair the reputation of a church that lost many followers by failing to openly challenge Argentina’s murderous 1976-83 dictatorship. He also worked to recover the church’s traditional political influence in society, but his outspoken criticism of President Cristina Kirchner couldn’t stop her from imposing socially liberal measures that are anathema to the church, from gay marriage and adoption to free contraceptives for all.

    “In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don’t baptize the children of single mothers because they weren’t conceived in the sanctity of marriage,” Bergoglio told his priests. “These are today’s hypocrites. Those who clericalize the Church. Those who separate the people of God from salvation. And this poor girl who, rather than returning the child to sender, had the courage to carry it into the world, must wander from parish to parish so that it’s baptized!”
    This sort of pastoral work, aimed at capturing more souls and building the flock, is an essential skill for any religious leader in the modern era, said Bergoglio’s authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin.

    Bergoglio himself felt most comfortable taking a very low profile, and his personal style has been the antithesis of Vatican splendor.

    “It’s a very curious thing: When bishops meet, he always wants to sit in the back rows. This sense of humility is very well seen in Rome,” Rubin said before the 2013 conclave to choose Benedict’s successor.

    Bergoglio’s influence seemed to stop at the presidential palace door after Nestor Kirchner and then his wife, Cristina Fernandez, took over the Argentina’s government.

    His church had no say when the Argentine Supreme Court expanded access to legal abortions in rape cases, and when Bergoglio argued that gay adoptions discriminate against children, Fernandez compared his tone to “medieval times and the Inquisition.”

    This kind of demonization is unfair, says Rubin, who obtained an extremely rare interview of Bergoglio for his biography, the “The Jesuit.”

    “Is Bergoglio a progressive — a liberation theologist even? No. He’s no third-world priest. Does he criticize the International Monetary Fund, and neoliberalism? Yes. Does he spend a great deal of time in the slums? Yes,” Rubin said.
    Bergoglio has stood out for his austerity. Even after he became Argentina’s top church official in 2001, he never lived in the ornate church mansion where Pope John Paul II stayed when visiting the country, preferring a simple bed in a downtown building, heated by a small stove on frigid weekends. For years, he took public transportation around the city, and cooked his own meals.

    Bergoglio almost never granted media interviews, limiting himself to speeches from the pulpit, and was reluctant to contradict his critics, even when he knew their allegations against him were false, said Rubin.

    That attitude was burnished as human rights activists tried to force him to answer uncomfortable questions about what church officials knew and did about the dictatorship’s abuses after the 1976 coup.

    Many Argentines remain angry over the church’s acknowledged failure to openly confront a regime that was kidnapping and killing thousands of people as it sought to eliminate “subversive elements” in society. It’s one reason why more than two-thirds of Argentines describe themselves as Catholic, but fewer than 10 percent regularly attend mass.

    Under Bergoglio’s leadership, Argentina’s bishops issued a collective apology in October 2012 for the church’s failures to protect its flock. But the statement blamed the era’s violence in roughly equal measure on both the junta and its enemies.

    “Bergoglio has been very critical of human rights violations during the dictatorship, but he has always also criticized the leftist guerrillas; he doesn’t forget that side,” Rubin said.

    The bishops also said “we exhort those who have information about the location of stolen babies, or who know where bodies were secretly buried, that they realize they are morally obligated to inform the pertinent authorities.”

    That statement came far too late for some activists, who accused Bergoglio of being more concerned about the church’s image than about aiding the many human rights investigations of the Kirchners’ era.

    Bergoglio twice invoked his right under Argentine law to refuse to appear in open court, and when he eventually did testify in 2010, his answers were evasive, human rights attorney Myriam Bregman said.

    At least two cases directly involved Bergoglio. One examined the torture of two of his Jesuit priests — Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics — who were kidnapped in 1976 from the slums where they advocated liberation theology. Yorio accused Bergoglio of effectively handing them over to the death squads by declining to tell the regime that he endorsed their work. Jalics refused to discuss it after moving into seclusion in a German monastery.

    Both men were freed after Bergoglio took extraordinary, behind-the-scenes action to save them — including persuading dictator Jorge Videla’s family priest to call in sick so that he could say Mass in the junta leader’s home, where he privately appealed for mercy. His intervention likely saved their lives, but Bergoglio never shared the details until Rubin interviewed him for the 2010 biography.
    Bergoglio — who ran Argentina’s Jesuit order du
    ring the dictatorship — told Rubin that he regularly hid people on church property during the dictatorship, and once gave his identity papers to a man with similar features, enabling him to escape across the border. But all this was done in secret, at a time when church leaders publicly endorsed the junta and called on Catholics to restore their “love for country” despite the terror in the streets.

    Rubin said failing to challenge the dictators was simply pragmatic at a time when so many people were getting killed, and attributed Bergoglio’s later reluctance to share his side of the story as a reflection of his humility.

    But Bregman said Bergoglio’s own statements proved church officials knew from early on that the junta was torturing and killing its citizens, and yet publicly endorsed the dictators. “The dictatorship could not have operated this way without this key support,” she said.

    Bergoglio also was accused of turning his back on a family that lost five relatives to state terror, including a young woman who was 5-months’ pregnant before she was kidnapped and killed in 1977. The De la Cuadra family appealed to the leader of the Jesuits in Rome, who urged Bergoglio to help them; Bergoglio then assigned a monsignor to the case. Months passed before the monsignor came back with a written note from a colonel: It revealed that the woman had given birth in captivity to a girl who was given to a family “too important” for the adoption to be reversed.

    Despite this written evidence in a case he was personally involved with, Bergoglio testified in 2010 that he didn’t know about any stolen babies until well after the dictatorship was over.

    “Bergoglio has a very cowardly attitude when it comes to something so terrible as the theft of babies. He says he didn’t know anything about it until 1985,” said the baby’s aunt, Estela de la Cuadra, whose mother Alicia co-founded the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in 1977 in hopes of identifying these babies. “He doesn’t face this reality and it doesn’t bother him. The question is how to save his name, save himself. But he can’t keep these allegations from reaching the public. The people know how he is.”

    Initially trained as a chemist, Bergoglio taught literature, psychology, philosophy and theology before taking over as Buenos Aires archbishop in 1998. He became cardinal in 2001, when the economy was collapsing, and won respect for blaming unrestrained capitalism for impoverishing millions of Argentines.

    Later, there was little love lost between Bergoglio and Fernandez. Their relations became so frigid that the president stopped attending his annual “Te Deum” address, when church leaders traditionally tell political leaders what’s wrong with society.

    During the dictatorship era, other church leaders only feebly mentioned a need to respect human rights. When Bergoglio spoke to the powerful, he was much more forceful. In his 2012 address, he said Argentina was being harmed by demagoguery, totalitarianism, corruption and efforts to secure unlimited power. The message resonated in a country whose president was ruling by decree, where political scandals rarely were punished and where top ministers openly lobbied for Fernandez to rule indefinitely.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/po...d-humility.php
    "We'll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false." --William J. Casey, D.C.I

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    In November 2005, Cardinal Bergoglio was elected head of the Argentine Conference of Bishops for a three-year term, which was renewed in 2008. At the time he was chosen, the Argentine church was dealing with a notorious political scandal, that of the Rev. Christian von Wernich, a former chaplain of the Buenos Aires police who had been accused of aiding in the questioning, torture and death of political prisoners.

    The church authorities had spirited Father von Wernich out of the country and placed him in a parish in Chile under a false name, but he was eventually brought back to Argentina and put on trial. In 2007, he was found guilty on seven counts of complicity in homicide, more than 40 counts of kidnapping and more than 30 of torture, and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

    Father von Wernich was allowed to continue to celebrate Mass in prison, and in 2010 a church official said that “at the appropriate time, von Wernich’s situation will have to be resolved in accordance with canonical law.” But Cardinal Bergoglio never issued a formal apology on behalf of the church, or commented directly on the case, and during his tenure the bishops’ conference was similarly silent.

    Only in November 2012, a year after Cardinal Bergoglio had stepped down as head of the bishops’ conference, did the group address the issue of its role during the dictatorship. It came in response to remarks in which the former dictator, General Videla, had, in the words of the statement the bishops issued, “attributed to those who then led the Conference complicity in criminal acts.” The bishops’ statement denied General Videla’s accusation and claimed that church leaders of the time “tried to do what was within their reach for the welfare of all.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/wo...nted=2&hp&_r=0
    "We'll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false." --William J. Casey, D.C.I

    "We will lead every revolution against us." --Theodore Herzl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Johnson View Post
    In November 2005, Cardinal Bergoglio was elected head of the Argentine Conference of Bishops for a three-year term, which was renewed in 2008. At the time he was chosen, the Argentine church was dealing with a notorious political scandal, that of the Rev. Christian von Wernich, a former chaplain of the Buenos Aires police who had been accused of aiding in the questioning, torture and death of political prisoners.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/wo...nted=2&hp&_r=0
    When my husband was in a Chilean prison cell being tortured they also wheeled in a priest who questioned him and asked him to tell his 'sins' so he could be 'forgiven' before he was sent off to the firing squad. The firing squad was not the end of the torture. They aimed high and low. It was part of the torture. They did it twice. But for many it was the end of their torture.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    DESDE EL MOSTRADOR.CL
    13 de Marzo de 2013
    El nuevo Papa ha sido cuestionado por entregar a dos sacerdotes a manos de la represión Los testimonios que apuntan a Bergoglio (Francisco I) en violaciones a los DD.HH. y muestran su complicidad con la dictadura militar argentina

    Emilio Mignone, destacado especialista en el catolicismo argentino, en su libro “Iglesia y dictadura”, editado en 1986, cuando Bergoglio no era conocido fuera del mundo eclesiástico, ejemplificó con su caso “la siniestra complicidad” con los militares, que “se encargaron de cumplir la tarea sucia de limpiar el patio interior de la Iglesia, con la aquiescencia de los prelados”.

    por Hans Hansen
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    Un halo de oscuridad en temas de derechos humanos se cierne sobre el nuevo Papa, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, quien adoptó el nombre de Francisco I para su pontificado. Esto, pues en cuanto apareció por los balcones del Palacio apostólico hacia la Plaza de San Pedro, también empezaron a aparecer antecedentes que lo vinculan con la detención de sacerdotes durante la dictadura militar argentina.


    Uno de los actores principales en las denuncias contra Bergoglio es el sacerdote Orlando Yorio, detenido en la Escuela de Mecánica de la Armada de Argentina -la temible ESMA, donde fueron torturados y desaparecieron miles opositores a la dictadura militar- de quien al declarar en los juicios contra las Juntas Militares de 1976 dijo que “Bergoglio nunca nos avisó del peligro que corríamos. Estoy seguro de que él mismo les suministró el listado con nuestros nombres a los marinos”.
    Al nuevo Pontífice se le menciona un poderoso vínculo con el entonces jefe de la Armada trasandina, Emilio Massera, ya que Bergoglio cuando integraba la plana mayor de la Universidad del Salvador, le otorgó al militar el título de “doctor honoris causa”.
    Sin embargo, la información publicada en Infoeducares.com.ar explica que los datos de la distinción al llamado “Almirante Cero” desaparecieron “misteriosamente” de los archivos del centro educacional y que el nuevo Papa “no recuerda el decisivo papel que jugó en ese homenaje al mandamás de la Marina”.
    “Esa tarde, Bergoglio escuchó a Massera pronunciar un ampuloso discurso sobre la indiferencia de los jóvenes, el amor promiscuo, las drogas alucinógenas y la “derivación previsible” de esa “escalada sensorial” en “el estremecimiento de la fe terrorista”. Con una sonrisa en los labios, el dueño y señor de la Esma también aseguró que la Universidad era “el instrumento más hábil para iniciar una contraofensiva” de Occidente. Aunque aplaudió fervorosamente, el discreto Bergoglio no subió al estrado. Sí lo hicieron sus fieles discípulos de Guardia de Hierro, la poderosa organización paramilitar en la que Bergoglio militaba desde 1972 y que posteriormente intervino en la apropiación de los bienes de los desaparecidos”, recuerda el escrito.
    Además, se menciona que un informe de inteligencia de la Side, organismo especializado en el seguimiento de los temas y los actores eclesiásticos de la época –que se conserva en un archivo de la Cancillería– sostiene que Bergoglio se proponía limpiar la Compañía de “jesuitas zurdos”.
    El sacerdote, fallecido en 2000, repitió hasta el cansancio que “no tengo indicios para pensar que Bergoglio nos liberó, al contrario. A mis hermanos les avisó que yo había sido fusilado, no sé si lo dijo como cosa posible o segura, para que fueran preparando a mi madre. Cuando quedé en libertad, Bergoglio me confesó que dos veces lo visitó un oficial de la policía para avisarle sobre nuestro fusilamiento. Fuera del país, en The New York Times se publicó la noticia de nuestra muerte, la Cruz Roja internacional tenía esa información”.
    A su juicio, Bergoglio “tenía comunicación con el almirante Massera, le habrían informado que yo era el jefe de los guerrilleros y por eso se lavó las manos y tuvo esa actitud doble. No esperaba que no pudieran encontrar nada para acusarme ni que saliera vivo”.
    Incluso sostenía que Bergoglio estuvo presente en la casa operativa de la Armada en la que pasaron varios meses luego de salir de la Esma, mencionando que “una vez nos dijeron que teníamos una visita importante. Vino un grupo de gente a la que no pudimos ver porque estábamos con los ojos vendados, pero Francisco Jalics sintió que uno era Bergoglio”.
    Lavado de imagen
    En tanto, una columna de Horacio Verbitsky indica que Bergoglio está emprendiendo “una operación de lavado de imagen con la publicación de un libro autobiográfico”.
    “El ostensible propósito de “El Jesuita”, como se titula, es defender su desempeño como provincial de la Compañía de Jesús entre 1973 y 1979, manchado por las denuncias de los sacerdotes Orlando Yorio y Francisco Jalics de que los entregó a los militares. Ambos estuvieron secuestrados cinco meses a partir de mayo de 1976. En cambio nunca reaparecieron las cuatro catequistas y dos de sus esposos secuestrados dentro del mismo operativo”, precisa la publicación.
    Entre ellos se encontraban Mónica Candelaria Mignone, hija del fundador del CELS, Emilio Mignone, y María Marta Vázquez Ocampo, de la presidente de Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Martha Ocampo de Vázquez.
    Emilio Mignone, destacado especialista en el catolicismo argentino, en su libro “Iglesia y dictadura”, editado en 1986, cuando Bergoglio no era conocido fuera del mundo eclesiástico, ejemplificó con su caso “la siniestra complicidad” con los militares, que “se encargaron de cumplir la tarea sucia de limpiar el patio interior de la Iglesia, con la aquiescencia de los prelados”.
    De acuerdo con el fundador del Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, “durante una reunión con la Junta Militar en 1976 el entonces presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal y vicario castrense, Adolfo Servando Tortolo, acordó que antes de detener a un sacerdote las Fuerzas Armadas avisarían al obispo respectivo”.
    Agrega Mignone que “en algunas ocasiones la luz verde fue dada por los mismos obispos. El 23 de mayo de 1976 la Infantería de Marina detuvo en el barrio del Bajo Flores al presbítero Orlando Yorio y lo mantuvo durante cinco meses en calidad de desaparecido. Una semana antes de la detención, el arzobispo [Juan Carlos] Aramburu le había retirado las licencias ministeriales, sin motivo ni explicación. Por distintas expresiones escuchadas por Yorio en su cautividad, resulta claro que la Armada interpretó tal decisión y, posiblemente, algunas manifestaciones críticas de su provincial jesuita, Jorge Bergoglio, como una autorización para proceder contra él. Sin duda, los militares habían advertido a ambos acerca de su supuesta peligrosidad”.
    La nota cita a quien fue su colaboradora en el CELS, la abogada Alicia Oliveira, quien dijo “que su amigo Bergoglio, preocupado por la inminencia del Golpe, temía por la suerte de los sacerdotes del asentamiento y les pidió que salieran de allí. Cuando los secuestraron, trató de localizarlos y procurar su libertad, así como ayudó a otros perseguidos. A raíz de aquella nota, Orlando Yorio se comunicó conmigo desde el Uruguay, donde vivía. Por teléfono y correo electrónico refutó las afirmaciones de Bergoglio y Oliveira. “Bergoglio no nos avisó del peligro en ciernes” y “tampoco tengo ningún motivo para pensar que hizo algo por nuestra libertad, sino todo lo contrario”, dijo. Los dos sacerdotes “fueron liberados por las gestiones de Emilio Mignone y la intercesión del Vaticano y no por la actuación de Bergoglio, que fue quien los entregó”, agregó Angélica Sosa de Mignone, Chela, la esposa durante medio siglo del fundador del CELS. Sus testimonios se incluyeron en la nota “La llaga abierta”, que se publicó el 9 de mayo de 1999. También se transmitieron allí las posiciones de Bergoglio y del otro cura secuestrado aquel día, Francisco Jalics”, menciona.
    Verbitsky también refuta la versión de Bergoglio respecto a que negó haber aconsejado a los funcionarios de Culto de la Cancillería que rechazaran la solicitud de renovación de pasaporte de Jalics, que él mismo presentó.
    Según lo que cuenta Bergoglio, el funcionario que recibió el trámite le preguntó por “las circunstancias que precipitaron la salida de Jalics”, a lo cual asegura que le respondió: “A él y a su compañero los acusaron de guerrilleros y no tenían nada que ver” y agrega que “el autor de la denuncia en mi contra revisó el archivo de la Secretaría de Culto y lo único que mencionó fue que encontró un papelito de aquel funcionario en el que había escrito que yo le dije que fueron acusados de guerrilleros. Había consignado esa parte de la conversación pero no la otra en la que yo le señalaba que los sacerdotes no tenían nada que ver. Además el autor de la denuncia soslaya mi carta, donde yo ponía la cara por Jalics y hacía la petición”.
    Ante este hecho, Verbitsky sostiene que “nada fue así. En notas publicadas aquí y en mis libros El Silencio y Doble juego, narré la historia completa y publiqué todos los documentos, comenzando por la carta por cuya omisión Bergoglio reclama. Luego sigue la recomendación del funcionario de Culto que lo recibió, Anselmo Orcoyen: “En atención a los antecedentes del peticionante, esta Dirección Nacional es de opinión que no debe accederse”. El tercer documento es el definitorio. Ese papelito, firmado por Orcoyen, dice que Jalics tenía actividad disolvente en comunidades religiosas femeninas y conflictos de obediencia, que estuvo con Yorio en la ESMA (detenido, dice, en vez de secuestrado) “sospechoso contacto guerrilleros”. El punto más interesante es el siguiente, porque remite a intimidades de la Compañía de Jesús, vistas desde la óptica de Bergoglio, que no había ninguna necesidad de confiar al funcionario de la dictadura: “Vivían en pequeña comunidad que el Superior Jesuita disolvió en febrero de 1976 y se negaron a obedecer solicitando la salida de la Compañía el 19/3”. Agrega que Yorio fue expulsado de la Compañía y que “ningún obispo del Gran Buenos Aires lo quiso recibir”. La Nota Bene final es ilevantable: dice Orcoyen que estos datos le fueron suministrados “por el padre Jorge Mario Bergoglio, firmante de la nota con especial recomendación de que no se hiciera lugar a lo que solicita”.
    Omisiones en temas de derechos humanos
    Bergoglio afirma que las declaraciones episcopales sobre los derechos humanos, incluidas en el libro “Iglesia y democracia en la Argentina”, que él editó en 2006, están completas, “no con omisiones como algunos periodistas señalaron con mala intención”.
    Sin embargo, el autor de la publicación en Página 12 precisa que “el memo sobre la reunión del 15 de noviembre de 1976 de Primatesta, Juan Carlos Aramburu y Zazpe con la Junta Militar se reproduce en su versión original, tal como está archivado en la sede episcopal de la calle Suipacha (“Reunión de la Junta Militar con la Comisión Ejecutiva de la CEA, 15.IX.1976”. Comisión Ejecutiva de la CEA. Caja 24, Carpeta II. Documento 10.937). También se puede leer la transcripción de Bergoglio treinta años después en un libro que prologó con la frase: “No debemos tener miedo a la verdad de los documentos”. Puede verse así que suprimió el concepto central expresado en la introducción, de “aclarar la posición de la Iglesia”, para dejar en claro que “de ninguna manera pretendemos plantear una posición de crítica a la acción de gobierno” dado que “un fracaso llevaría, con mucha probabilidad, al marxismo”, por lo cual “acompañamos al actual proceso de re-organización del país”. En forma explícita menciona la “adhesión y aceptación” episcopal.
    El cotejo permite advertir el cambio en la numeración de la minuta, en cuya edición oficial se omitió que incluso a solas los tres miembros de la Comisión Ejecutiva Episcopal atribuyeron la represión sin ley a niveles intermedios, mientras destacaban “los notables esfuerzos del gobierno en pro del país” y la “imagen buena de las supremas autoridades”. Para no verse obligados a “un silencio comprometedor de nuestras conciencias que, sin embargo, tampoco le serviría al proceso” o “un enfrentamiento que sinceramente no deseamos” la Iglesia propuso abrir “un canal de comunicación” con la Junta Militar. Esa prueba de promiscuidad con la dictadura, que en el original está encabezada por el título “Lo que tememos”, fue suprimida en la recopilación de Bergoglio. Al año siguiente, el obispo Oscar Justo Laguna, reconoció la “total ineficacia” de esa Comisión de Enlace que integraba, en una nota manuscrita a Zazpe. Sin embargo, las amables reuniones mensuales continuaron durante todo el régimen militar. Al comentar esa carta, en 2002, otro miembro de la Comisión, Carlos Galán, le escribió a Laguna: “¡Quién nos diera poder vivir de nuevo con la experiencia adquirida”. Fantasía vana. Sólo se vive una vez”.

    English translation of the above.
    The new Pope has been challenged by two priests to deliver hands of repression
    The evidence pointing to Bergoglio (Francis I) DD.HH. violations and show their complicity with the military dictatorship in Argentina

    Emilio Mignone, a leading specialist in Argentine Catholicism, in his book "Church and dictatorship", published in 1986, when it was known Bergoglio outside the ecclesiastical world, exemplified by the case "the sinister complicity" with the military, which "took care to accomplish the task of cleaning the dirty courtyard of the Church, with the acquiescence of the prelates. "

    by Hans Hansen

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    A halo of darkness in human rights issues hanging over the new Pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who adopted the name of Francis I for his pontificate. This, then appeared in the balcony of the Apostolic Palace to St. Peter's Square, also began to appear history linking him to the detention of priests during Argentina's military dictatorship.
    One of the major players in the allegations against the priest Bergoglio Orlando Yorio, held at the School of Naval Mechanics of Argentina-the dreaded ESMA, where thousands were tortured and disappeared opponents of the military dictatorship of who to testify in trials against the military junta in 1976 said "Bergoglio never warned us of the danger we ran. I am sure that he himself provided the list of our names to the navy ".
    The new Pope is mentioned a powerful bond with then trans-andina Navy chief, Emilio Massera, as Bergoglio when integrated the staff of the University of Salvador, the military awarded the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa".
    However, the information published in Infoeducares.com.ar data explains the distinction to call "Admiral Zero" disappeared "mysteriously" from the archives of educational center and that the new Pope "does not remember the crucial role played in that tribute to the boss of the Navy. "
    "That afternoon, Bergoglio heard Massera deliver a pompous speech about the indifference of the young, promiscuous love, and hallucinogenic drugs" derivation foreseeable "that" sensory escalation "in" the thrill of the terrorist faith. " With a smile, the master of the ESMA also said that the University was "the instrument most able to launch a counter-offensive" of the West. While fervently applauded, not the discreet Bergoglio took the stand. Yes they did have their faithful disciples of the Iron Guard, the powerful paramilitary organization in which Bergoglio had belonged since 1972 and later took part in the ownership of the assets of the disappeared, "says the letter.
    Furthermore, it is mentioned that an intelligence report of Side, specialized agency in monitoring issues and actors of the era-church preserved in an archive of the Foreign Ministry maintains that it was proposed by Bergoglio to clean the Company (Society of Jesus - Jesuits) of "Jesuits lefties ".
    The priest, who died in 2000, repeated over and over that "I have no evidence to believe that Bergoglio delivered us to the contrary. My brothers told them that I had been shot, if he did not know a thing possible or safe, so that they were preparing to tell my mother. When I was released, Bergoglio confessed that he twice visited a police officer to alert our squad. Outside the country, in The New York Times published the news of our death, the International Red Cross had that information. "
    In his view, Bergoglio "had communication with Admiral Massera, would have reported that I was the leader of the guerrillas and so he washed his hands and took double that attitude. I did not expect that they could not find anything to accuse me or get out alive. "
    Even Bergoglio held that attended the Navy's operational house in which was several months after leaving the ESMA, stating that "once we were told we had an important visit. Came a group of people I could not see because we were blindfolded, but Francisco Jalics felt that one was Bergoglio. "
    Whitewash
    Meanwhile, Horacio Verbitsky column indicates that Bergoglio is undertaking "a whitewash operation with the publication of an autobiography".
    "The ostensible purpose of" The Jesuit ", as titled, is defending his tenure as provincial of the Jesuits between 1973 and 1979, tainted by allegations of priests Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics that he gave them to the military. Both were abducted for five months from May 1976. But never reappeared were four catechists and kidnapped two of their husbands in the same operation, "says the publication.
    Among them were Monica Candelaria Mignone, daughter of the founder of CELS, Emilio Mignone, and Maria Marta Vazquez Ocampo, president of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Martha Vazquez Ocampo.
    Emilio Mignone, a leading specialist in Argentine Catholicism, in his book "Church and dictatorship", published in 1986, when it was known Bergoglio outside the ecclesiastical world, exemplified by the case "the sinister complicity" with the military, which "took care accomplish the task of cleaning the dirty courtyard of the Church, with the acquiescence of the prelates. "
    According to the founder of the Center for Legal and Social Studies, "during a meeting with the military junta in 1976 the then president of the Episcopal Conference and military chaplain, Adolfo Servando Tortolo, before stopping agreed that a priest would warn Armed Forces the respective bishop ".
    Mignone added that "sometimes the green light was given by the bishops themselves. On May 23, 1976 the Marines stopped in the Bajo Flores neighborhood priest Orlando Yorio and kept for five months as disappeared. A week before the arrest, Archbishop [Juan Carlos] Aramburu had withdrawn the ministerial licenses, without reason or explanation. For various expressions heard by Yorio in captivity, it is clear that the Navy played such a decision and possibly some demonstrations reviews of Jesuit provincial, Jorge Bergoglio, as an authority to proceed against him. Certainly, the military had warned both about their alleged dangerousness ".
    The note cites who was his collaborator in the CELS, counsel Alicia Oliveira, who said "that his friend Bergoglio, concerned about the impending coup, feared for the fate of the priests of the settlement and asked them to get out of there. When kidnapped, tried to locate them and seek their freedom, and helped others persecuted. Following that note, Orlando Yorio contacted me from Uruguay, where he lived. By phone and email refuted claims Bergoglio and Oliveira. "Bergoglio failed to warn us of danger waiting to happen" and "I have no reason not to think he did something for our freedom, but rather the opposite," he said. The two priests "were freed by the efforts of Emilio Mignone and intercession of the Vatican and not by the actions of Bergoglio, who first gave them," said Angelica Sosa of Mignone, Chela, for half a century the wife of the founder of CELS. Their testimonies were included in the note "The open sore", which was published on May 9, 1999. There were also transmitted Bergoglio positions and another priest kidnapped that day, Francisco Jalics "he says.
    Verbitsky also refutes the version of Bergoglio regarding who denied having advised officials of the Foreign Ministry Worship to reject the application for renewal of passport Jalics, which he submitted.
    According to what has Bergoglio, the official who received the procedure asked about "the circumstances that precipitated the departure of Jalics", to which ensures that said, "He and his partner were charged with guerrillas and had nothing to do "adding that" the author of the complaint against me reviewed the archives of the Ministry of Worship and the only thing he mentioned was that he found a note of that officer had written in which I told him I was accused of being guerrillas. He had entered that part of the conversation but not the one in which I stated that the priests had nothing to do. Also the author of the complaint ignores my letter, where I put up for Jalics and made the request."

    Given this fact, Verbitsky argues that "it was nothing like that". In notes published here and in my books and Double Silence game, I narrated the whole story and published all documents, beginning with the letter claims the omission Bergoglio. Then follows the recommendation of the officer who received Worship, Orcoyen Anselmo: "In view of the background to the petitioner, this Directorate is of the opinion that should not be accessed." The third document is the defining. That piece of paper, signed by Orcoyen, said disolute activity Jalics had female religious communities and conflicts of obedience, he was with the ESMA Yorio (pause, says, rather than abducted) "suspected guerrillas contact". The most interesting point is the following, because it refers to intimacies of the Society of Jesus, as seen from the perspective of Bergoglio, that there was no need to trust the official of the dictatorship: "They lived in small community dissolved the Jesuit Superior in February 1976 and refused to obey output requesting the Company on 19/3. " Add to Yorio was expelled from the Company and that "no bishop of Buenos Aires it would receive." It ends in an inevitable bad note: Orcoyen says that these data were supplied "by Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, signed the note with special recommendation that did not rise to what we requested."
    Omissions in human rights issues
    Bergoglio says episcopal declarations on human rights, including in the book "Church and Democracy in Argentina", which he published in 2006, are complete, "not as some journalists noted omissions in bad faith."
    However, the author of the publication on page 12 states that "the memo on the meeting of November 15, 1976 in Primatesta, Juan Carlos Aramburu and Zazpe with the military junta is reproduced in its original version, as it is filed with the Episcopal Suipacha street ("Military Board Meeting with the Executive Committee of the CEA, 15.IX.1976." CEA Executive Committee. Box 24, Folder II. document 10937). You can also read the transcript of Bergoglio thirty years later in a book prefaced with the phrase: "We must not be afraid of the truth of the documents." Can be removed so the central concept expressed in the introduction, "to clarify the position of the Church", to make clear that "in no way try to create a position of criticism of government action" as "a failure would , most likely, to Marxism ", for which" accompany the ongoing process of re-organization of the country. " Explicitly mentions the "accession and acceptance" episcopal.
    The comparison allows to notice the change in the numbering of the bill, whose official edition was omitted alone even the three members of the Executive Committee Episcopal lawless repression attributed to intermediate levels, while highlighting "the remarkable efforts of the government in favor the country "and" good image of the supreme authorities. " To avoid having to "a compromising silence of our consciousness that, however, will not serve the process" or "a confrontation that honestly did not want" the Church proposed to open "a channel of communication" with the military junta. Such evidence of promiscuity with the dictatorship, which in the original is headed by the title "What we fear", was suppressed in collecting Bergoglio. The following year, Bishop Justo Oscar Laguna, acknowledged the "total ineffectiveness" of the Liaison Committee that integrated, in a handwritten note to Zazpe. However, the kind monthly meetings continued throughout the military regime. Commenting on the letter, in 2002, another member of the Commission, Carlos Galán, Laguna wrote: "Who will give us power to live again with the experience." Wishful thinking. You only live once."
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    More Googlish translations relating to the above events.
    Buenos Aires Cardinal did appoint Admiral Zero honorary doctorate in Usal

    In the bottom of a larger environment of the metropolitan cathedral, under a large tapestry of the Virgin, the secretive Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio takes refuge in silence. Not praying or giving mass: is stating as a witness in the megacauses Esma. The respondent is upheld in their charters to avoid the bar of Comodoro Py, so that the judges of the Federal Court Number 5 were moving on Monday to the Cathedral to listen for four hours the maximum evasive answers regarding the Church of Argentina.
    It is not revealing any mystery of faith, but to explain to justice earthly dirty little secret: the invisible string that joined the dark master of life and death in the dungeons of the Esma: Admiral Emilio Eduardo Massera .

    The random or chance played a trick on him to cardinal: at the same time that he was lost in labyrinthine babbling against judges, the brainless Admiral expired in Room 602 of the Naval Hospital. Cardiac arrest sealed lips sailor's grave was the shameful secrets that strives to preserve Bergoglio.



    The forgetfulness of Cardinal certainly extends to an event that occurred on November 25, 1977 when he integrated the staff of the University of El Salvador. That day, the Usal awarded the Navy chief, Emilio Eduardo Massera, the title "Doctor Honoris Causa", in a public ceremony. Data that distinction Admiral Zero mysteriously disappeared from the archives of the University because there signatures of those who proposed and what the motivations for a genocidal doctorar. But, today the cardinal does not remember the crucial role played in this tribute to the Navy honcho.

    That afternoon, Bergoglio heard Massera deliver a pompous speech about the indifference of the young, promiscuous love, and hallucinogenic drugs "derivation foreseeable" that "escalating sense" in "the thrill of the terrorist faith." With a smile, the master of the Esma also said that the University was "the instrument most able to launch a counter-offensive" of the West. While fervently applauded, not the discreet Bergoglio took the stand. Yes they did their faithful disciples Iron Guard, the powerful paramilitary organization in which militated Bergoglio since 1972 and later took part in the ownership of the property of the missing.

    Iron Guard was in those years the best school for cadres who had the Peronist right. Its leader, Alejandro Álvarez Gallego, commanded 15,000 militants trained under strict discipline and indoctrinated by ultramontane orthodoxy. The organization officially dissolved itself in 1974, but continued to act and, through the good offices of Bergoglio, among others, came to have great relationship with Massera.

    On 31 July 1973 he was elected provincial Bergoglio, which is the peak of the roster of the Society of Jesus, an order characterized by obedience and quasi-military discipline.

    An intelligence report from the Side specializes in tracking ecclesiastical subjects and actors of the time, which is kept in an archive of the Foreign Ministry maintains that proposed clean Bergoglio Company "lefties Jesuits."

    One of his first decisions as Provincial was delivered to the University of Salvador civil partnership formed by lay people who were members of the Iron Guard along with it. Towards the end of 1974, the Cardinal gave the Usal now two Iron Guard leaders: Francisco Cacho Pinion, who was appointed rector, and Walter Romero, chief of the powerful political group, as operator hidden in the University.

    In that sense, the appointment of Massera as doctor "honoris causa" of Usal occurred almost exactly one month after the priests Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics were found drugged and naked in a field of Cañuelas. The two priests who performed his pastoral work in a village of Bajo Flores, had been kidnapped nearly six months in the ESMA.

    During the trial of the juntas conducted in July 1985, the Orlando Yorio-priest who was held captive in the Esma between May and October 1976 - said: "Bergoglio never warned us of the danger we ran. I am sure that he himself provided the list of our names to seafarers ".

    The priest, who died in August 2000 - repeated on more than one occasion: "I have no evidence to believe that Bergoglio delivered us the contrary. My brothers told them that I had been shot, if he did not know a thing possible or safe, so that they were preparing to my mother. When I was released, Bergoglio confessed that he twice visited a police officer to alert our squad. Outside the country, the New York Times published the news of our death, the International Red Cross had that information, "narrated Yorio. In his view, Bergoglio "had communication with Admiral Massera, would have reported that I was the leader of the guerrillas and so he washed his hands and took double that attitude. I did not expect that they could not find anything to accuse me or get out alive. "

    The father argued that Bergoglio Yorio attended the Navy's operational house in which was several months after leaving the Esma. "Once we were told we had an important visit. Came a group of people I could not see because we were blindfolded, but Francisco Jalics Bergoglio felt that one was, "said the priest.

    Yorio's father was based not only on sensory perceptions of his fellow captive. Bergoglio himself admitted to other family members seeing Yorio and Jalics during captivity and provided details that proved correct.

    In his book Church and Dictatorship, published in 1986, when it was known Bergoglio outside the ecclesiastical world, Emilio Mignone mentioned as an example of "the sinister complicity" with the military church, which "were commissioned to carry out the task of cleaning dirty courtyard of the Church, with the acquiescence of the prelates. " According to the founder of the Center for Legal and Social Studies, "sometimes the green light was given by the bishops themselves."

    Sources of Iron Guard, the organization that later became the political arm of masserismo argue that Bergoglio Massera interceded with the two priests and academic distinction from the University of El Salvador was a consideration of the marine Bergoglio.

    However, the testimonies of Yorio and Jalics disprove this theory. Always claimed to have been freed by the militant Christian management for human rights and former president of Cels, Emilio Mignone, Cardinal Eduardo Pironio pathway.

    Yorio's father was so afraid to Bergoglio in 1992, when Antonio Quarracino appointed him auxiliary bishop, Yorio moved to Uruguay, where he lived until his death.

    The controversial and glassy Bergoglio role played in the kidnapping of the two priests brought consequences for his career.
    The year 1979 marked another chapter in the life of mysterious Bergoglio. While the official story claims that at the time the cardinal was now completing his thesis in Germany, other sources suggest he was cloistered in a convent as punishment Jesuit in a European country.

    In mid-1988 he was confined to a parish in the province of Cordoba, where only gave mass and confessed.
    Another dark spots around Bergoglio's life is that he never wanted to appear in court. At the time of the trial of the juntas, Yorio asked to appear and was summoned but refused filed, arguing that he was sick in Cordoba. That attitude explains Bergoglio personal reasons why it has turned the full force of the Church against the judicial review of the crimes committed during the military dictatorship.

    But that confinement to silence was interrupted abruptly serrano in 1992 by the providential call Quarracino who appointed him coadjutor bishop and his heir Cardinals.

    "The Lord forbid that raising his hand against the Lord's anointed," was and is the head of this phrase Machiavellian Church pastor who betrayed his brothers and gave them to the disappearance and torture by the military junta in the name of an insatiable lust for power.
    http://www.infoeducasares.com.ar/?p=1223
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Half a day in 'office' and he already seems to have more skeletons in his closet that most!.....
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Just another old white man in a frock nominated to be in charge of dealing with the sexual assault law suits.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Klimkowski View Post
    Vatican Multinational.

    How many banks does the Pope have?
    Fabulous. Wish I'd wrote it.

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