Pérez Esquivel met with the Pope in the Vatican Francisco
March 21, 2013
The Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel had a private audience with the Argentine Pope in the Vatican.
Esquivel said that “the Holy Father was not complicit of dictatorship”.
“The Pope had nothing to do with the dictatorship, wasn’t complicit in the dictatorship, was not the bishops who were more advanced in the defense of human rights, but prestige rather quiet diplomacy, to ask for the missing and prisoners.”
The Argentine Nobel Peace elected in 1980 for his activism for human rights and complaints during the years of dictatorship, made clear that “under any view we can linked to Pope Francisco with dictatorship”, “we talked about this issue during the meeting, but in general terms.”
Pérez Esquivel added, “Francis expressed his conviction to advance truth and justice, and the damage done by dictatorships, and asked me to join him in prayer.”
“It was a very good speech, in which we talk about the general situation of the Church, the world and in Latin America.”