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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pope believes that military seizure of British sovereign territory was a just war

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Pope Francis has been a vocal and passionate supporter of his country’s claim on the Falkland Islands, known as Las Malvinas to Argentinians.

In April last year, at a memorial mass in Buenos Aires 30 years on from the Falklands conflict, he said: “We come to pray for all who have fallen, sons of the homeland who went out to defend their mother, the homeland, and to reclaim what is theirs, that is of the homeland, and it was usurped.”

And a year earlier, he urged people “not to forget those who had fallen during the war” as they had “shed their blood on Argentine soil”.

He has also been reported as saying: “Las Malvinas are ours.”

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Cathcon. Pax et Bonum. The Franciscan motto. This is inconsistent with his choice of name as Pope.
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