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Sun May 17, 2015, 03:35 PM

Pope Francis Will Help Determine the Fate of Argentina's "Disappeared"



Pope Francis is Argentine born and rose through the ranks to become head of the Jesuits in Argentina during the dictadura (dictatorship). After his election to the papacy, there was a claim that he collaborated with the military junta but it collapsed fairly quickly and he later forgave his accuser.

Now, Francis has agreed to open the files of the Vatican regarding those who were arrested and disappeared. As Maral Shafafy writes in The Bubble,

It is believed that many people turned to the Church and reported disappearances as a last resort for help throughout the dictatorship. These were all compiled in reports and it is now hoped will hold the key to answers as to the fate of many.

With the Fernandez-Kirchner government's fact-finding truth commissions, the painstaking investigations of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo group, and now this aid from the Vatican, the families and friends of Argentina's desaparecidos may finally get answers about their fates.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/17/1385380/-Pope-Francis-will-help-determine-the-fates-of-Argentina-s-disappeared

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Sun May 17, 2015, 03:47 PM

1. Their fate is already know

All this will do is fill in details at best

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