Challenging “All Forms of Injustice”? Who is the “Real Pope” Francis I?
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and James Corbett
Global Research, May 29, 2014
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Pope Francis I has been portrayed in chorus by the Western media as a champion of “Liberation Theology” committed to global poverty alleviation.

Pope Francis has urged world leaders to challenge “all forms of injustice” and resist the “economy of exclusion… the throwaway culture, … and the “culture of death,” [which] … sadly risk becoming passively accepted.”  

Who is the Real Pope Francis I

 Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis I) was one of the main supporters –within the Catholic hierarchy– of Argentina’s military dictatorship which came to power in a CIA supported coup in 1976.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio not only supported the dictatorship, he also played a direct and complicit role in the “Dirty War” (la guerra sucia”) in liaison with the military Junta headed by General Jorge Videla, leading to the arrest, imprisonment, torture and disappearance of progressive Catholic priests and laymen who were opposed to Argentina’s military rule.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio and General Jorge Videla [1970s]

Bergoglio was not a protagonist of liberation theology. Quite the opposite.  He was involved in targeting progressive members of the Catholic clergy involved in grassroots poverty alleviation projects as well as assisting those whose lives were threatened by Argentina’s military Junta. 

For detailed analysis of Pope Francis’ role in Argentina’s “Dirty War” see:


“Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis I? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 28, 2014


GRTV Interview with Michel Chossudovsky

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