In video: Bergoglio statements for the kidnapping of two priests
March 20, 2013
Former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francisco, declared before a courthouse in 2010 where crimes against humanity were judged.
There, Bergoglio said interceded twice to release two priests of the Jesuits order, Orlando Yorio and Jalics Franz, kidnapped by the genocidal dictatorship.
“I met twice with the commander of the Navy at that time, with Massera,” said the Pope, who said to the military: “Look, Massera, I want them to appear.”
During the same trial, the witness Maria Elena Funes, that performing literacy tasks and evangelization in the same neighborhood as them, said that Yorio, who died in 2000, told her that the “head of the order” had taken permission to practice in that site “for ideological reasons.”
Bergoglio denied that this was true and said that he didn’t notice nothing special compared to the other priests.
Jalics, who lives in Germany since 1978, said he is “at peace” with the Pope.