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Papal support for Argentine mothers' group formed to protest 'Dirty War' disappearances

Catholic World News - April 18, 2013

Pope Francis has sent a message of support to the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, the group of women formed in 1977 to protest the disappearance of political dissidents during the Argentine government’s “Dirty War.”

In his message to Hebe de Bonafini, the president of the Argentine group, the Pope said that he “shares your sorrow, and that of the many mothers and families who have and are suffering the tragic loss of their loved ones at this moment in Argentina’s history.” The papal message was a response to a letter in which Hebe de Bonafini encouraged the Pope to support the fight against poverty and injustice.

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo have continued to meet weekly in the public square outside the “Pink House” that is the seat of Argentina’s government, calling attention to the thousands of people who died under the military regime that government from 1976 to 1983.

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