29 August 2018 — Global Research
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War”
From the inception of his Vatican mandate in March 2013 until the recent sex scandal revelations in early 2018, Pope Francis has been portrayed by the Western media and the international community as a left leaning champion of “Liberation Theology” committed to World peace and global poverty alleviation.
Pope Francis is now accused of coverup, corruption and camouflage.
The former Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has intimated in an eleven page Testimony that Pope Francis was involved (from the outset of his papacy in March 2013) in the coverup of sex abuse allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Vigano says that Pope Francis should step down from the papacy.
In his Testimony, Archbishop Vigano describes the prevailing situation within the Church. He acknowledged that
“Bishops and priests, abusing their authority, have committed horrendous crimes to the detriment of their faithful, minors, innocent victims, and young men eager to offer their lives to the Church, or by their silence have not prevented that such crimes continue to be perpetrated. … We must have the courage to tear down the culture of secrecy and publicly confess the truths we have kept hidden.”
While these accusations directed against Pope Francis are far-reaching, they are, in many regards, “la punta dell’iceberg” (the tip of the iceberg). They pertain to abuse and horrendous crimes committed within the Catholic Church to which Pope Francis casually “turned a blind eye”.
But there is “More than Meets the Eye”.
Prior to his election by the papal conclave, the insidous role of Jorge Maria Bergoglio in Argentina’s “Dirty War” was known and documented. It was known to the US State Department. It must have been known to one or more of the 115 “Cardinal Electors” of the Papal Conclave which convened at the Sistine Chapel on March 12, 2013. Needless to say, the international community turned a blind eye.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio not only supported the military dictatorship, he also played a direct and complicit role in the “Dirty War” (la guerra sucia”) in liaison with the military Junta headed by General Jorge Videla, leading to the arrest, imprisonment, torture and disappearance of progressive Catholic priests and laymen who were opposed to Argentina’s military rule.
“While the two priests Francisco Jalics y Orlando Yorio, kidnapped by the death squads in May 1976 were released five months later. after having been tortured, six other people associated within their parish kidnapped as part of the same operation were “disappeared” (desaparecidos).”
In a bitter irony, the two priests sent to the torture chamber were committed to the Theology of Liberation against which Bergoglio at the time was vividly opposed.
Lest we forget, shortly after his investiture in March 2013, Pope Francis was described by the media of having brought “Liberation Theology into the Vatican”, in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi.
This is media disinformation, nonsensical statements: In 1976, Bergoglio’s intent (in liaison with the military junta) was to crush Liberation Theology.
In 2005, human rights lawyer Myriam Bregman filed a criminal suit against Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, accusing him of conspiring with the military junta in the 1976 kidnapping of two Jesuit priests.
Several years later, the survivors of the “Dirty War” openly accused Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of complicity in the kidnapping of priests Francisco Jalics y Orlando Yorio as well six members of their parish (who were disappeared), (El Mundo, 8 November 2010)
(Image Left: Jorge Mario Bergoglio and General Jorge Videla)
All this was known prior to investiture. Why was it not revealed to the broader public? Catholics around the World are totally unaware of “Who Was Pope Francis I”, Jorge Mario Bergoglio