Friday, March 22, 2013

"Priest kidnapped in Argentina clears Pope of" "accusations"

"Priest kidnapped in Argentina clears Pope of"

"Fr. Francis Jalics. Credit: File Photo/CAN               |"
"CNA  STAFF, Mar 21, 2013 / 04:08 pm (CNA).- Clarifying previous"
"comments,  a priest who was kidnapped during Argentina’s dictatorship in the 1970s is emphasizing  that Pope Francis was not responsible for his"
"In a statement published on the official website of the Jesuit order in"
"Germany, Father Francisco Jalics said that while he once believed his 1976 kidnapping was due to a denunciation by then-Father Bergoglio, he"
"realized some 20 years ago that this belief was incorrect."
"Following the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to the papacy on"
"March 13, several media reports attempted to connect the new Pontiff to the Argentine dictatorship of Rafael Videla. At the time of the"
"dictatorship, Fr. Bergoglio had been provincial of the Jesuits in Argentina."
"Father Jalics – who is now retired in Germany  – issued a statement"
"sending his best wishes to the new Pope and offering assurances that the two are on good terms."
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