New Pope, New Debate on the Role of the Church during Dictatorship?

Teivo Teivainen, Professor of World Politics, University of Helsinki

A debate is likely to restart in Argentina over the role of the Catholic church in the military dictatorship and dirty war during 1976-1983. Much evidence exists of both direct and indirect involvement of the church leaders in grave human rights violations. Apart from information gathered by human rights organizations, this been confirmed by one of the dictators himself. Continue reading