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Pope sends message demanding justice on 20th anniversary of AMIA bombing

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:51 UTC
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”Terrorism is madness. Terrorism only knows to kill; it does not know how to build. It destroys,” said Francis ”Terrorism is madness. Terrorism only knows to kill; it does not know how to build. It destroys,” said Francis

On the 20th anniversary of the AMIA Jewish community center bombing, the Argentine pontiff sent a message for “justice” to Argentina’s Israeli community and relatives of the 85 victims that resulted dead in the attack.

 In a less-than-four-minute video, visibly dismayed, Pope Francis regretted the terrible attack that took place on July 18, 1994 and has yet no responsible behind bars.

“20 years since a tragedy, an insanity. Terrorism is madness. Terrorism only knows to kill, it does not know how to build. It destroys,” the head of the Roman Catholic Church said expressing his “nearness” to “all who have seen their hopes cut short, (who have seen) ruins.”

“I sometimes said Buenos Aires is a city that needed to cry, that has not cried yet enough. Facing the risk of 'cliché' I repeat so: we still need to cry,” the pontiff added and highlighted the need for justice in the AMIA case.

“We (Argentineans) are given to close things, to not take responsibility of stories of suffering, of things that could have been beautiful but were not. And that is why it comes so hard for us to seek paths of justice to face the debt that this tragedy has incurred in with society,” Jorge Bergoglio now Pope Francis said to finally make his call for justice.

“Along with my nearness, along with my prayer for the victims, today I also send my hope for justice”.

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  • Boovis

    Argentina is way way too busy kissing terrorist arse to get justice for anything like this. Iran are their pals, China their bed buddies and Russia, oh humanitarian Russia, their new father, mother, secret lover. They sure do know how to pick 'em.

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 08:33 am 0
  • gordo1

    Taking a hint from another thread, why doesn't the Holy Father suggest/hint/demand that Argentina foots the bill for the removal of the antipersonnel mines sewn by its troops during its illegal invasion and occupation of the Falklands/Malvinas in 1982?

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 11:43 am 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    This will piss cfk off. So much for her short-lived love affair with the pope.

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 12:12 pm 0
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