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Mar-13-2013 14:07printcomments

No Smoke, No Pope!

"...I hope the Pope will address the issues of injustice around the world and raise his voice and keep focusing on interfaith relations..." - William Gomes

Mr. William Nicholas Gomes is Salem-News.com's Human Rights Ambassador.
William Gomes is Salem-News.com's Human Rights Ambassador.

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes, who is closely following the Papal conclave with his Christian social networks, sent a catchy tweet to a few prominent people of church of England.

They include: Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury, John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, Roger Simpson, Archbishop of York's Evangelist for the Northern Province and Associate Minister at St Michael le Belfrey Church in York, Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester, Bishop Lee Rayfield, Suffragan Bishop of Swindon, based in the Diocese of Bristol and Robert Pigott, Religious Affairs Correspondent, BBC news.

Our Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes, says he hopes that the new pope will be a voice of people, who will come close and bring the church to people. He also he said the church needs reformation, especially over the Roman Catholic Church position over whether priests should be married.

"Also, I hope the Pope will address the issues of injustice around the world and raise his voice and keep focusing on interfaith relation and promote dialogue," Mr. Gomes added.

"I will urge the new people to raise their voices in favour of the people of Palestine and wherever injustice is going on. I am looking forward for a ‘peoples pope’".

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gp March 13, 2013 6:16 pm (Pacific time)

On 15 April 2005, a human rights lawyer filed a criminal complaint against Bergoglio, as superior in the Society of Jesus of Argentina, accusing him of involvement in the kidnapping by the Navy in May 1976 (during the Dirty War) of two Jesuit priests.[17] The priests, Orlando Yorio and Franz Jalics, were found alive five months later, drugged and semi-naked. Yorio accused Bergoglio of effectively handing them over to the death squads by declining to tell the regime that he endorsed their work. Jalics refused to discuss it after moving into seclusion in a German monastery.[18] Horacio Verbitsky, an Argentine investigative journalist and former montonero, wrote a book about this and other related events titled El Silencio: de Paulo VI a Bergoglio: las relaciones secretas de la Iglesia con la ESMA.[19] Verbitsky also writes that the Argentine Navy with the help of Cardinal Bergoglio hid the dictatorship's political prisoners in Bergoglio's holiday home from a visiting delegation of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.[20]

According to the book, after their release, Yorio accused the then Provincial of his Jesuit order San Miguel, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, to have denounced him. Father General Pedro Arrupe in Rome was informed by letter or during the abduction, both he and Orlando Yorio were excluded from the Jesuit Order.[21]

Bergoglio told his authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin, that after the priests' imprisonment, he worked behind the scenes for their release; Bergoglio's intercession with dictator Jorge Rafael Videla on their behalf may have saved their lives.[22] "The cardinal could not justify why these two priests were in a state of helplessness and exposed," according to Luis Zamora, who said that Bergoglio's testimony "demonstrates the role of the Church during the last military dictatorship."[23]

In 2010, Bergoglio told Sergio Rubin that he often sheltered people from the dictatorship on church property, and on one occasion gave his identity papers to a man who looked like him, to enable the recipient to flee Argentina.[24]

Bergoglio stated that adoption by same-sex couples is a form of discrimination against children. This position received a rebuke from Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who said the church's tone was reminiscent of "medieval times and the Inquisition."[25]
Put this in the article I assume will follow re the new pope.

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