Damning evidence that Pope Francis may have betrayed two priests who were kidnapped and tortured by Argentina’s brutal military junta can be revealed today. The Mail on Sunday has seen documents which appear to show the new Pope secretly collaborated with the country’s dictatorship when he was head of the Jesuits there – using his real name Jorge Bergoglio – during the Dirty War that started in the Seventies. One of the documents is a 27-page report by Orlando Yorio, one of the kidnapped priests, in which he accuses the current pontiff of secretly spreading dangerous rumours about him and a colleague while personally promising them support and protection. A second document is a confidential government memo written in 1979 which appears to reveal Bergoglio informed junta officials that Father Yorio and Father Francisco Jalics were suspected of collaborating with guerrillas and that Jalics was accused of encouraging dissent among a congregation of nuns. Bergoglio, 76, who was chosen as the new Pope on Wednesday, has been accused of effectively handing the priests over to the regime’s death squads by failing to quash rumours they were dissidents. Read more: dailymail.co.uk
The Queen is set to sign a new charter backing equal rights for women and gay people after it received the support of every Commonwealth nation.
The monarch will sign the new Commonwealth Charter in an event which includes the core values – from human rights to the rule of law – that leaders have committed to upholding.
According to The Mail on Sunday, the document declares: “We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.”
Insiders said the decision to highlight the event is a “watershed” moment because it is the first time she has signalled her support for gay rights in her 61-year reign, the paper claimed.
The Queen is expected to sign the document at London’s Marlborough House, the Pall Mall headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat on Monday, which is Commonwealth Day.Read more..au.news.yahoo