Eugene Robinson: What did Pope Francis do during Argentina's "Dirty War'?

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Pope Francis's first day:.‰Pope Francis ventures outside the Vatican, visiting a Rome basilica.
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Now that Bergoglio is Pope Francis, his record and recollections of nearly 40 years ago are important not so much because of what he did or did not do but because of what lessons he did or did not learn. There were Catholic prelates who openly collaborated with the dictators and those who openly opposed them. Bergoglio was somewhere in the middle. He disapproved, surely. He did what he could. But by his own admission, he didn't try to change the world. Now he has more than the duty to lead 1.2 billion Catholics. He also has a chance to atone.

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He tended to his business. That is why he was appo... by charles mcgee on Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 6:18:43 PM