Pope's message: solve 1994 terror bombing at Buenos Aires Jewish center
Catholic World News - July 18, 2014
In an impromptu message, recorded on a visitor’s smartphone, Pope Francis has challenged his native Argentina to resolve questions about the terror bombing that killed 85 people in a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994.
“May justice be done,” the Pope said in his message, describing the bombing as an act of “lunacy” that continues to cause pain for the people of Argentina. The papal message was recorded by Claudio Epelman, executive director of the Latin American Jewish Congress, to be heard at a ceremony commemorating the Buenos Aires bomb victims.
Responsibility for the bombing has never been firmly established. Argentine prosecutors have sought to question former government officials in Iran, believing that they were involved in planning the attack.
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