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Francis balancing act in a letter to Argentines on the fifth anniversary of his pontificate

Tuesday, March 20th 2018 - 10:15 UTC
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In a letter addressed to Argentine women and men who expressed their closeness on the fifth anniversary of his pontificate March 13, Pope Francis said his love for Argentina continues to be “great and intense,” and also apologized for gestures he’s made that might have caused offense. Read full article


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  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    “former president Cristina Kirchner, who once dubbed then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the leader of the opposition, met with Francis seven times. It’s been widely reported in Argentine newspapers that the motor behind those meetings was fear for the country’s democracy, and he’s avoided her ever since.”

    Maybe, but I never understood why he was willing to see her so often when she treated him so badly when he was bishop of Buenos Aires - she ignored all of his requests to meet him then, but has soon as he became pope she was all over him.

    Given the political capital she gained from meeting him, might he have done better to ignore her? At least he is ignoring her now.

    Mar 20th, 2018 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Capt Rockhopper

    Well he now considers that his word is above that of the Bible, he believes himself to be god.

    Mar 26th, 2018 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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