Argentina's pope stood up to power, but has his critics




 
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Argentina's pope stood up to power, but has his critics
 
March 14th, 2013  
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Argentina's pope stood up to power, but has his critics
By Helen Popper and Karina Grazina BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's pope, Jorge Bergoglio, is a fearless critic of the powerful and a bold advocate of the poor, but some say he let down his country by staying silent during a "dirty war" dictatorship. Links between some high-ranking Roman Catholic clergymen and the military regime that kidnapped and killed up to 30,000 leftists between 1976 and 1983 tarnished the Church's reputation in Argentina and the wounds have yet to heal. ...




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