Friday, March 15, 2013

Pope Francis and Óscar Romero

I lived through the news coverage leading up to and including the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero. Although Jorge Bergoglio is touted as an advocate for the poor and oppressed, he played it safe compared to Romero. While he’s critical of the current Argentinean regime, he didn’t stick his neck out in riskier times, the way Romero and some other Latin American priests did.

As the weeks and months wear on, I assume there will be comparisons between Romero and Pope Francis, comparisons that aren’t especially favorable to the new pope. 

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