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Priest kidnapped by junta: not denounced by pope

Priest kidnapped by junta: not denounced by pope

A Jesuit priest who was kidnapped by the Argentine military junta in the 1970s says that he and a fellow cleric weren't denounced by the future Pope Francis, then leader of Argentina's Jesuits.
Wednesday's statement from the Rev. Francisco Jalics, who now lives in a German monastery, came after he said last week that he and Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now the pontiff, had long since reconciled. In last week's statement, he said he couldn't comment on Bergoglio's role in events.
Jalics and fellow slum priest Orlando Yorio were kidnapped in 1976.
Jalics said he issued a follow-up statement after his previous comments drew questions.
He said: "The fact is: Orlando Yorio and I were not denounced by Father Bergoglio."


Updated : 2021-04-19 10:19 GMT+08:00