Will Pope Francis be a Reformer?

Adrian Salbuchi — via henrymakow.com and New Dawn May 13, 2013

As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Bergoglio championed the plight of the poor in a very hands-on manner, which set him at loggerheads with the now ten-year-old increasingly left-wing Nestor and Cristina Kirchner Regime.  His criticism of their failed government got stronger as the years went by, specifically targeting the Kirchner’s corruption, political mismanagement and hypocrisy.
Since Msgr. Bergoglio would persistently lash out at the Kirchners during the solemnities of the Te Deum marking the anniversary of Argentina’s 25 May 1810 Revolution in Buenos Aires Cathedral, traditionally attended by the President, his family and cabinet, starting in 2005 the Kirchners decided to celebrate this anniversary elsewhere in the country to avoid Msgr. Bergoglio. In fact, President Cristina Kirchner refused to meet with him over the past three years… until now, obviously!
Though a moderate in many aspects – especially in his drive for Ecumenical inter-faith relations (he is very much liked by Israel and Argentina’s powerful Jewish community), and in his embracing of Second Vatican Council reforms – he has however systematically opposed same-sex marriage which became legal in Argentina in 2011, and strongly opposes abortion laws that are being promoted locally by both the left and the “liberal” right…
Msgr. Bergoglio is an ardent devotee of the Blessed Virgin Mary whose protection he invoked in his very first message urbi et orbi.  The first place he went to pray as pope was Her Chapel at Santa Maria Maggiore where he promptly kicked out Cardinal Bernard Law from the US, one of the bishops associated with covering up child abuse cases which ended up costing the Church hundreds of millions of dollars in US Courts.
The local left also speak of his alleged involvement in the crimes of Argentina’s civilian-military regimen from 1976 to 1983, a false and totally unsubstantiated accusation pointing to the Kirchner government’s extreme uneasiness with the new pope.


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