Pope Francis and His History in Argentina

[Content Note: Human rights violations.]

Flavia Dzodan (whom you should know as the coiner of the phrase "My feminism will be intersectional, or it will be bullshit," even though not everyone has been great, ahem, about attributing it) is busily documenting on her Twitter timeline Pope Francis' history during the Argentinian dictatorship of the 1970's, during which "left wing activists were detained & tortured a priest was present to give sacraments in case of death."

This is her lived experience, and I encourage you to visit her TL to see everything, but here are some highlights:

In comments, Shaker BlueRidge shared this excerpt from the Guardian piece Flavia links above:
What one did not hear from any senior member of the Argentine hierarchy was any expression of regret for the church's collaboration and in these crimes. The extent of the church's complicity in the dark deeds was excellently set out by Horacio Verbitsky, one of Argentina's most notable journalists, in his book El Silencio (Silence). He recounts how the Argentine navy with the connivance of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now the Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, hid from a visiting delegation of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission the dictatorship's political prisoners. Bergoglio was hiding them in nothing less than his holiday home in an island called El Silencio in the River Plate. The most shaming thing for the church is that in such circumstances Bergoglio's name was allowed to go forward in the ballot to chose the successor of John Paul II. What scandal would not have ensued if the first pope ever to be elected from the continent of America had been revealed as an accessory to murder and false imprisonment.
Priorities. The Catholic Church leadership has them. They are terrible.

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