Pope Francis and Argentina's Dirty War

The Current

In Buenos Aires the faithful were jubilant over one of their own, the first Pope from Latin America known for his humility and austerity... a man who rode the bus, who even as Cardinal chose to live in a spare apartment rather than the appointed opulent official church residence. Jorge Mario Bergoglio's transition to Pope Francis the First comes at a time of tenacious difficulties in the Roman Catholic Church ... thus far he remains untouched by the sexual abuse scandal but he may yet be haunted by his ties to another unsavory chapter of Church history concerning Argentina's Dirty War. Today, we're asking about the many facets of the man whose own religious journey has intersected with political turmoil.

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