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Pope will underline the plight of indigenous peoples during his coming visit to Chile and Peru

Thursday, November 16th 2017 - 08:46 UTC
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During his visit to Chile and Peru, Pope Francis will honor the country’s religious roots and underline the plight of indigenous men and women. The Vatican said the pope will be in Chile Jan. 15-18, visiting the cities of Santiago, Temuco and Iquique. He then will fly to Peru and, from Jan. 18-21, he will visit Lima, Puerto Maldonado and Trujillo. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    He loves people. How about the Falkland Islanders?

    Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, said in 2012 when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires that Britain had “usurped” the disputed islands from Argentina. In 2011, he said the islands were “ours,” a view most Argentinians share.

    Argentine politicians attempt to circumnavigate UN resolutions and the international law on self-determination by declaring that the Falkland Islanders are not ‘a people.’ ''The Falkland Islanders do not exist. What exists is British citizens who live in the Islas Malvinas'' Argentinian Foreign Minister Timerman quoted by D. Telegraph London 6 Feb 2013).

    Falkland Islanders – A People

    Nov 16th, 2017 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lautaro

    Few Catholics on the Falkland Islands, and, he's an Argie. The Mapuche are the descendents of an indiginous Indian population who are the real inhabitants of Patagonia. Deprived of their lands they have mostly been wiped out. Those that havent have been abused and locked into poverty by the transplanted European interlopers.

    Nov 16th, 2017 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Looking for Torturer's Tango Duo, Gauchito Drink and Kamerad/Komrade Rique to weigh in, since neither live anywhere near the area in question...

    Nov 16th, 2017 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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