Argentines celebrate Francis as their ‘SLUM POPE’
In 2000, Argentina’s Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, left, celebrates a Mass in honor of slain Priest Carlos Mugica, the day his remains were taken to the Villa 31 slum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mugica was born in Buenos Aires in 1930 and worked with the needy, advocating liberation theology in Buenos Aires’ slums. He was assassinated in 1974, two years before Argentina’s dictatorship, by the Argentine Anti-Communist Alliance, a right-wing death squad, when he had just finished celebrating Mass in Buenos Aires. Every significant slum in Buenos Aires has a church, thanks in part to Bergoglio, who was elected pope on March 13.
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