[I]n Argentina, the Catholic Church was openly complicit in the military regime’s repression. Bergoglio was not exempt from this involvement: military officers have testified Bergoglio helped the Argentine military regime hide political prisoners when human rights activists visited the country. And Bergoglio himself had to testify regarding the murder of two priests who he stripped of their religious licenses shortly before they were kidnapped and murdered. This isn’t just a case of Bergoglio being a member of an institution that supported a brutal regime; it’s a case of Bergoglio himself having ties, direct and indirect, to that very regime.
Verrassend? Nauwelijks, natuurlijk.
Hier een interessant profiel van de nieuwe paus door de National Catholic Reporter, een (relatief) progressieve katholieke krant:
These were the years of the military junta in Argentina, when many priests, including leading Jesuits, were gravitating towards the progressive liberation theology movement. As the Jesuit provincial, Bergoglio insisted on a more traditional reading of Ignatian spirituality, mandating that Jesuits continue to staff parishes and act as chaplains rather than moving into “base communities” and political activism. […]
Bergoglio has supported the social justice ethos of Latin American Catholicism, including a robust defense of the poor. […]
At the same time, he has generally tended to accent growth in personal holiness over efforts for structural reform.
Armenzorg is natuurlijk erg mooi, maar daadwerkelijke veranderingen zijn blijkbaar minder gewenst…
En uiteraard haat hij zowel teh gayz als icky lady parts:
Bergoglio is seen an unwaveringly orthodox on matters of sexual morality, staunchly opposing abortion, same-sex marriage, and contraception. In 2010 he asserted that gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children […]
Kortom: we hebben weer een aartsconservatieve paus.