Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Jorge Bergoglio's Contested Past

There's a nasty rumour going the rounds that Pope Francis (when head of the Jesuits in Argentina) betrayed two of his priests to the junta. I've no idea if it's true but it wouldn't surprise me. The sort of people who get to the top of the Catholic hierarchy tend to be the sort of people who find military dictatorships simpatico. They too are used to giving orders and having them obeyed.

Caesar and the heirs of St Peter got off to a rocky start in their relationship but came to a mutually satisfactory arrangement over 1,500 years ago.

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