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Tag: Ciro Benedettini

  • Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 06:53 UTC

    Malvinas chapter of “Back to the Future”, script by Argentine pope Francis

    Daniel Filmus during the announcement at Argentina's Patagonia’s National University of San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB)

    Argentina's Patagonia’s National University of San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), based in Chubut province, officially introduced on Tuesday an academic scholarship program geared toward Falklands/Malvinas residents, and during a panel presided by Malvinas Affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus, Argentina's Under-Secretary of University Policies Laura Alonso and the university’s chief Alberto Ayape.

  • Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 06:05 UTC

    Shame on you Father Benedettini: Malvinas-dialogue poster support was real

    Father Benedettini  said “the picture was taken out of context during the general audience when many people give items to the Holy Father”.

    Shame and double confession for the Vatican's deputy spokesman father Ciro Benedettini: it has now clearly emerged that Pope Francis was well aware he was holding a poster calling for “Malvinas dialogue between the UK and Argentina”, and furthermore the Holy Father encouraged the man who setup the stage to continue strongly with the campaign.

  • Friday, August 21st 2015 - 05:54 UTC

    Malvinas pic controversy: “Francis spoke with his low tone but strong voice”

    “With his low tone but strong voice he only asked for the United Kingdom and Argentina to sit to dialogue,” said cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez

    Despite the controversy generated by Wednesday picture which showed Pope Francis holding a banner calling for dialogue between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, and later a spokesperson's dismissal of the significance of the incidence, the best definition of what really happened seems to have come from Argentina's cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez in his daily media conference, “the pontiff”, he said, spoke with his “low tone but strong voice”.

  • Thursday, August 20th 2015 - 07:30 UTC

    Pope Francis quashes any attempt to foster Falklands/Malvinas dialogue

    Pope's spokesman said the poster was handed during a weekly public gathering when lots of people give him things and “he had no idea what the item was”

    Pope Francis was sucked into Argentina's dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands after an activist thrust a sign in his hands calling for dialogue between the two countries and President Cristina Fernandez jumped on the opportunity to rekindle the fight.