Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Argentine Pope: A Profile

The new leader of the Catholic Church is a man of simple, austere habits, a soccer fan who rides the bus and likes to mingle with the people. Read more at NBCLatino.

Read Also / Además
The Man and His Country 
God is an Argentine - Martín Caparrós (NYTimes) 
Quiet Thunder in Argentina - J.M.Poirier (The Catholic Herald) 
Francis' Homeland, Argentina: Devout, Divided - Gary Stern (The Journal News)
A Huge Heart - Rosie Hilder (Fox News Latino)
The Cardinal vs. The President - A. Carrasquillo (NBCLatino)
The Bergoglio's Family Photo Album - K. Puga (NBCLatino)
Argentine Gays, Not Happy with Frances (NBCLatino)
Rooting for the "Saints" (NYTimes)
"Soy Bergoglio, cura" - Hugo Alconada Mon (La Nación)
Membrillar 531 - (La Razón) 
San José de Flores (Global Post) 
La franciscomanía invade Buenos Aires (La Nación) 
PHOTOS: El Hincha de San Lorenzo (La Nación)

Theological and Pastoral Profile
The Way of Pope Frances (First Things) 
Smoke Signals (The New Yorker) 
A Conservative, With a Common Touch (NYTimes)
Francis: "I Would Like a Church Poor, For the Poor" (The Guardian)
Pope Francis Against Rome - Alexander Stille (New Yorker) 
The Radical Who Will Reshape the Church - J.Watts, U.Goñi (Guardian) 
Who is Pope Francis? - Scott Neuman (NPR) 
The Politics of Pope Frances - R. Weiner (WaPo) 
What is in a Papal Name? - Patrick Hornbeck (Fox News Latino)
Pope Francis, the Reformer? - Jane Kramer (The New Yorker) 
So Who Exactly is the New Pope? - B.Hallowell (The Blaze) 
The New Pope Will Change Nothing - F. Kissling (The Nation) 
Same-sex Marriage, Abortion, Unlikely (NBC News)
Against Gay Marriage and Adoption (HuffPost Gay Voices) 
Why Frances May Be a Catholic Nightmare - M.B. Dougherty (Slate) 
Pope Frances' Jewish Friend (The Int.R.Wallenberg Foundation) 
La misión de Francisco (La Nación) 
El nombre, un homenaje a F. de Asís (La Nación)

Pope Francis' Role During Argentina's Last Dictatorship
Starting a Papacy, Amid Echoes of a Dirty War (NYTimes)
Will Francis's role during Argentina's "Dirty War" come back to haunt him? (F.Policy) 
Papal Election Stirs Argentina's Dirty War Past (NBCLatino) 
What Francis Knew About the Dirty War - Sam Ferguson (TNR) 
What Did You Do in the War, Papa? - Chr. Dickey (Daily Beast) 
Pope Francis and the Dirty War - Jon Lee Anderson (New Yorker)
Cuestionado rol de Bergoglio durante la dictadura militar  (El Puercoespín) 
El Vaticano da una desmintida que no alcanza a desmentir (Página/12)
Estela de Carlotto: "Hay una nube negra sobre él" (Página/12) 
Fernández Meijide: "No me consta que haya sido cómplice de la dictadura" (Clarín)
Pérez Esquivel: "Bergoglio no tenía vínculos con la dictadura" (A.Financiero) 
Argentina: División en el oficialismo por el Papa Francisco (La Nación) 
El cardenal que no le teme al poder (La Nación, 2009)

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