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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pope did not say "Women are naturally unfit for political office."

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The statements of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio against the participation of women in politics are false.

According to communications spread in social networks after the election of Pope Francis, Archbishop of Buenos Aires said in 2007 that "Women are naturally unfit for political office."

As shown by the news agency Aciprensa, this was actually a simple comment by an author with a pseudonym on the website Yahoo Answers.

Aciprensa referred to work done by the author of the blog "Counting Stars", who writes under the pseudonym Elentir, who analyzed the origin of the allegations, showing that were attributed to Cardinal Bergoglio six years ago by a user on the website "Yahoo Answers" who in turn is identified with the pseudonym of "Bumper Crop."

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