Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pope Francis believes in the agressive use of military force

In a mass in Buenos Aires last year to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1982 invasion by Argentine forces, Jorge Mario Bergoglio – the then still cardinal – described Britain as 'usurpers' for ruling the Falkland Islands.

He told veterans: "We come to pray for those who have fallen, sons of the country who went out to defend their mother country, to reclaim that which is theirs and was usurped from them."

Three years earlier, Cardinal Borgoglio had told the families of Argentine soldiers killed in the conflict before they travelled to the military cemetery on the islands: "Go and kiss this land which is ours, and seem to us far away."

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Cathcon-  in 2008, he also said on the Falklands.

"The wound is still open, the healing is not yet finished".

The matter was settled by British troops a long time ago.  The Cardinal was himself complicit in keeping the wound open.  Unlike Benedict, who had no real option to oppose war service, he had the choice in this instance. 99.8 percent of Falkland Islanders disagree with Pope Francis-  if he maintains his position, he does not really believe in democracy.


Webmaster Gareth said...

Sorry this is a narrow British political post. For Catholics worldwide it is a sideshow. For Catholics in Argentina the Falklands should be Argentine.

Your popost smacks of bitterness. IF you believe the Pope was wrong, pray for him. At the moment the Falklands nor Britain are Catholic.

You should pray that both should be.

john-of-hayling said...

the whiff of sour grapes is evident (a mixed metaphor but ....)and by the way the title is Francis not Francis I