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Argentine priest kidnapped in Dirty War reconciled w/ Pope Francis (Don't blame Pope for Pinochet)
National Catholic Register ^ | March 15, 2013 | Brian Roewe

Posted on 03/15/2013 9:24:51 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

An Argentine priest kidnapped and tortured during the South American country’s “dirty war” said Friday that he has since reconciled with Pope Francis.

Jesuit Fr. Francisco Jalics was kidnapped in 1976 along with a fellow priest by the military junta who ran the government as a dictatorship from 1976-1983, Argentina’s “dirty war.” The Associated Press reported Friday that the priest, through a statement on the German Jesuits’ website, said he and Francis met “years later,” believed to be in 2000, to discuss the events.

“Following that, we celebrated Mass publicly together and hugged solemnly. I am reconciled to the events and consider the matter to be closed,” he said in the statement.

Support NCR's coverage of the conclave. Donate now! Jalics’ kidnapping came while Francis (then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio) served at the Jesuit provincial in the country (1973-1979).

Since his ascendance to the papacy, some have renewed criticism of his decision to mandate that Jesuits remain in their roles and at their parishes, instead of entering into political activism and “base communities.”

The AP report also stated that Bergoglio withdrew support for Jalics and Fr. Orlando Yorio, after both refused his order to abandon their work in the slums for their own safety. The kidnappers killed Yorio, but Jalics survived and now lives in southern Germany.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: argentina; dirtywar; jesuit; pinochet
Marxists jumped in within minute of Pope Francis' election, to start flinging mud at him as a "collaborator" with Pinochet during Argentina's "Dirty War" of 1976-83.

The "other F-word" (Fascist) is already being applied to him on the left-wing blogs.

Problem is: the one man that "the narrative" cannot ignore --- Fr. Francisco Jalic, who was kidnapped and tortured by Pinochet's secret police during the Dirty War --- says he does not consider Pope Francis guilty of Pinochet's crimes, and considers the matter closed.

Read an bookmark: this is going to come up again and again, since the Left has decided to attack this Pope from Day One.

The Left doesn't want dialogue. They want the Pope's guts in a Hefty bag.

Reconciled: Fr. Francisco Jalics and Pope Francis

1 posted on 03/15/2013 9:24:51 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: don-o; marshmallow; kitkat; Mouton; Piranha

Of interest to you.


2 posted on 03/15/2013 9:27:06 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ( "You can observe a lot just by watchin'. " -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Why is Pinochet of Chile getting the blame for Argentina’s Dirty War? Other than the usual leftist cant of “It’s Goldberg’s fault.”


3 posted on 03/15/2013 9:28:51 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Wrong country. If you want to make stuff up, you could at least pretend to do some research...


4 posted on 03/15/2013 9:31:44 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Err, Pinochet was the general who took over the government of Chile after an anti-Marxist coup. The military junta in Argentina that made so many people "disappear" were a group of thugs whose denouement came at the hands of Lady Thatcher when they were stupid enough to take on Britain over the Falklands. In comparison Pinochet genuinely saved Chile from a Marxist takeover and ably ran the country.
5 posted on 03/15/2013 9:32:19 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Augusto Pinochet Ugarte was president of Chile, not Argentina. Jorge Rafael Videla led the junta that ruled Argentina following the coup of March 24, 1976.


6 posted on 03/15/2013 9:32:47 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Pinochet gave valuable intelligence to the British during the Falklands War.


7 posted on 03/15/2013 9:35:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Paine in the Neck; Mrs. Don-o

Mrs. D’s error is probably mea culpa. I report to her on what I am seeing from the left. I am sure I wrongly used Pinochet’s name when I told her that initial attack was on.


8 posted on 03/15/2013 9:38:14 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thank you for finding this and posting! I’m bookmarking it.


9 posted on 03/15/2013 9:45:16 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: stormer

What are you talking about?


10 posted on 03/15/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: stormer; Mrs. Don-o

right country, wrong dictator. Other than that obviously innocent mistake what are you claiming is ‘made up’?


11 posted on 03/15/2013 9:48:32 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
The Left doesn't want dialogue. They want the Pope's guts in a Hefty bag.

But of course. The left never operates in truth. Just look at how our current regime works. And lies work so well!

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
― Winston Churchill

12 posted on 03/15/2013 9:58:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: stormer; katana; Fiji Hill; dfwgator; don-o
News Flash: Mrs. Don-o decisively proven not infallible!!

I offer my apologies to all. Pinochet was Chile, not Argentina. I'll go sit in the corner with a pointy Biden-hat on my head.


13 posted on 03/15/2013 10:00:23 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ( "You can observe a lot just by watchin'. " -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
The AP report also stated that Bergoglio withdrew support for Jalics and Fr. Orlando Yorio, after both refused his order to abandon their work in the slums for their own safety.

Translation: the two priests were getting involved with pro-Communist agitation, Bergoglio ordered them to get back to doing their real jobs and stop endangering themselves. Sounds like Bergoglio gave them good advice.

Of course, the Marxists will try to paint Bergoglio as being a death-squad leader.

14 posted on 03/15/2013 10:05:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Fiji Hill
Right. My mistake. I've asked the Admin Moderator to change "Pinochet" to "Videla".

Coffee. Must have coffee.

15 posted on 03/15/2013 10:14:31 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ( "You can observe a lot just by watchin'. " -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Mods will sometimes correct typos. Mistakes, not so much. If it does not get corrected, I suggest you have it pulled, then repost. Love the pic.


16 posted on 03/15/2013 10:19:21 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Fiji Hill

And besides, Pinochet was a hero and a great man, despite what the Leftist revisionists would have people think.


17 posted on 03/15/2013 10:21:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mrs. Don-o

If we didn’t make mistakes we would not be human. Now take off the hat, come out of the corner, and have a cookie.


18 posted on 03/15/2013 10:30:36 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

If they, “reconciled,” that means he thinks the Pope was responsible for it or complicit.


19 posted on 03/15/2013 10:40:07 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Uh, Pinochet was from Chile, not Argentina. If you want to bash Catholics, at least get the narrative right..


20 posted on 03/15/2013 10:47:20 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cardinal4

Ah, I see it has been corrected. I’m very touchy these days about anti-Catholicism..


21 posted on 03/15/2013 10:50:55 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cardinal4

Mrs Dono bash Catholics? Good grief! You don’t hang out here much, do you?

Clue: A quick check of posting history is a good thing to do before igniting the flame thrower.


22 posted on 03/15/2013 10:52:55 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: cardinal4
1. The Pinochet gaffe was corrected in #13.

2. I'm not bashing Catholics. Quite the contrary.

23 posted on 03/15/2013 10:59:49 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ( "You can observe a lot just by watchin'. " -- Yogi Berra)
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To: cardinal4

S’Awright ... :o)


24 posted on 03/15/2013 11:00:33 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ( "You can observe a lot just by watchin'. " -- Yogi Berra)
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To: dfwgator
Pinochet was a hero and a great man, despite what the Leftist revisionists would have people think.

But Pinochet did a terrible thing--he ran the KGB and the Cubans out of Chile. For that, he has become a permanent resident of the Left's dog house.

25 posted on 03/15/2013 11:09:36 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Wrong.

He ordered them back to their real jobs. They refused.

Anyone who understands how the Jesuits work as an Order will “get” what exactly happened. But it boils down to: if you’re a Jesuit, you’re expected to follow orders.

The idea that Francis is being tarred with this is sickening to me. And I’m NOT Roman Catholic.


26 posted on 03/15/2013 11:17:07 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: PapaBear3625

Wrong.

He ordered them back to their real jobs. They refused.

Anyone who understands how the Jesuits work as an Order will “get” what exactly happened. But it boils down to: if you’re a Jesuit, you’re expected to follow orders.

The idea that Francis is being tarred with this is sickening to me. And I’m NOT Roman Catholic.


27 posted on 03/15/2013 11:18:16 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: don-o

Please, I have been here as long as you. I was referring to the author.
I’m serious about being touchy, everytime the Church is in the news, non-Catholics come out of the woodwork offering opinions and advice on the direction the Church should take. There are enough aspersions cast without making them up. (Not you, Don-Os!)


28 posted on 03/15/2013 11:59:18 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: katana

Thank you, Ma'am.

29 posted on 03/15/2013 12:40:59 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ( "You can observe a lot just by watchin'. " -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
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30 posted on 03/20/2013 8:26:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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