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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

The Pope has no business commenting on anyone’s politics, and I think he is a foolish old man to have done so.

I would admire him if he consistently stood for justice and decency, but he most certainly does not.

Apart from his silence in horrors like Syria or Yemen, I’d like to remind readers of something from an earlier time in Francis’s life in Argentina.

Francis, while a seemingly decent man, had a bad reputation years ago among many people in Argentina.

He never once spoke out against the military junta that murdered tens of thousands of people in the night, running a virtual Reign of Terror against people suspected of leftist sympathies.

He passively accepted the horrors going on around him, standing in the same shameful ranks as the American State Department, an organization without morals, ethics, or shame, then as now.

I hardly think him qualified to speak to any moral issue.

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