- Inés San Martín
- Aug 24, 2019
Pope Benedict XVI reportedly wanted Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, the future Pope Francis, to be his Secretary of State to help him clean up the Catholic Church’s central government, known as the “Roman Curia.”
Analysis of fragments of a Eucharistic host that had turned into a blood-like liquid in 1992 found the substance belonged to a heart muscle called the myocardium – more specifically, the left ventricle that pumps oxygenated blood from the lungs to the body.
According to Bishop Daniel Fernandez from Jujuy, in Argentina’s remote northwest, national polarization, dubbed here as a “crack,” is something that deeply worries the pope.
Survivor Ricardo Benedetti, who says he was abused by a priest when he was 8 years old, and who is today the motor force behind the a new bill to lift the country’s statute of limitations for prosecuting abuse crimes, said it’s important to have the support of his fellow Argentine Pope Francis.
Ironically, few Argentines who willingly give an opinion on their pope have actually read anything he’s said, seen any of his monthly prayer videos or even follow him on Twitter.
A 1994 terrorist attack to a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that left 85 people dead was an “act of madness,” according to Pope Francis.