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Mario Bergoglio chosen new pope despite kidnappings

Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio was chosen pope, taking the name Francis. Bergoglio is the first Jesuit pope, and the first non-European pontiff in over 1300 years. Press TV's Correspondent in Italy Max Civili has the story.

The election of Pope Francis, previously Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has resurfaced a decades-old controversy surrounding the kidnappings of two Jesuit priests.

Bergoglio was a high-ranking official in the Society of Jesus of Argentina when a military junta was installed in the South American country in 1976. According to the Los Angeles Times, priests Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics were kidnapped in May of that year by the navy. "They surfaced five months later, drugged and seminude, in a field," the Times reported. A 2005 lawsuit accused Bergoglio of unspecified involvement in the abductions. Reuters explains tha

Added: Mar-14-2013 Occurred On: Mar-14-2013
By: grimghost
World News
Tags: Pope, Vatican city, new pope, kidnappings
Location: Vatican City State (Holy See) (load item map)
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