Argentine woman speaks out against Bergoglio…
Francis Accused of Involvement in Sex Abuse Cover-Up in Argentina in 2002
UPDATE 01-JUL-18 12:09 UTC: Links with additional information added (see end of post)
On May 26, 2018, high-profile Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti posted on his blog an explosive story about Francis’ past in Buenos Aires that was removed again after publication without explanation.
Thankfully, a cached copy of the post is available online here. A Portuguese translation of the Italian text was published at Fratres in Unum, and the semi-trad web site Tradition in Action has made available an English report on the contents of the Tosatti post, with additional commentary. This we reproduce here in part, with a link to the full text:
BERGOGLIO ENTANGLED IN ANOTHER COVER-UP — On May 26, 2018, journalist Marco Tosatti from La Stampa in Turin, Italy, posted an article on his website Stilum Curiae reporting the involvement of Pope Francis in a cover-up for a pedophile priest in Buenos Aires when he was Archbishop of that city. The article refreshed some little-known old data reported by the Spanish blog Publico. Soon after, however, Tossatti’s article was removed from that site, probably due to pressure from the Vatican.
Nonetheless, his full article had been transcribed by another Italian website – Acta Apostolicae Sedis. The reader can find a snapshot here; the second part of the posting is Tossati’s article. The Brazilian blog Fratres in Unum made the piece accessible in Portuguese, where I found it, with its various Spanish and Italian links. I thank the blog for this important public service. I am translating the data into English and passing the information on to my readers.
The case history & cover-up
In May 2013, the Appeals Tribunal of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, confirmed a sentence by the City Court condemning the Diocese to pay US $27,000 (115,600 pesetas) to a victim of pedophilia to compensate for his psychological treatment and the moral damage he suffered.
Soon after in that same May 2013, the Spanish blog Publico highlighted the the case of a 15-year-old Argentinian – Gabriel Ferrini – who had been abused by Fr. Ruben Pardo in 2002. Immediately after being sexually violated, the youth reported the crime to his mother, Beatriz. She went to the Bishop of Quilmes, Luis Teodorico Stöckler.
The Diocese of Quilmes is subordinate to the Province of Buenos Aires whose Archbishop at that time was none other than Jorge Bergoglio….
The following image is a partial screenshot of the post as it appeared on Tosatti’s blog Stilum Curiae on May 26 but has since vanished without explanation:
Shortly after Jorge Bergoglio became “Pope” Francis on Mar. 13, 2013, a public TV station in Argentina broadcast an interview with the alleged victim, Gabriel Ferrini (beware of some female immodesty):
Of course, it must be kept in mind that accusations are one thing, and guilt is another. Not everyone who is accused is also guilty. However, we can only hope that this story spreads so that the Vatican will be forced to address the issue.
Additional details on this case, in English, can be found here:
- Detailed Summary of Case of Rev. Rubén Pardo, Drawn from Media Coverage and Legal Documents
- “The Pope Covered Up Priest’s Abuse of My Son” (English translation of Publico article)
“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known” (Lk 12:2).
Image sources: catholicnews.org.uk (Mazur; cropped) / archive.is (screenshot)
Licenses: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / fair use