Friday, April 19, 2013

Pope Francis: speaks out on 'Dirty War' for First Time

Buenos Aires, April 18 - Pope Francis has spoken out for the first time in his pontificate about the forced disappearances during the Dirty War of Argentina, his home country. Speaking on behalf of the pope, Antoine Camilleri, Vatican undersecretary for relations with states, said the pope "shares the pain of many mothers in that moment of Argentine history". The response came just over a month after the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was named pope and received a letter days later from the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an association of mothers whose children "disappeared" during the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983.

VATICAN CITY

Gazzetta del Sud