Thursday, 14 March 2013
"New Jesuit Pope - Is He Squeaky Clean? - Well No Actually"
See the full interview with Monsignor France above and find out why the new Pope chose his name.
The Catholic Church in Jersey say the new Pope could help make religion more popular again in Europe because of his South American roots.
Monsignor Nicholas France says that being the world's first ever Argentinian Pope means that Francis I is coming from a place where religion is stronger than in Europe.
He said: "The strength of the Catholic Church is very much in the Southern Hemisphere really in Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia - sadly, no longer in Europe in the sense that the faith has withered somewhat among so many people and that's of great sadness. So maybe we'll be challenged by the south and that will be good for us.
Monsignor France also says Jorge Mario Bergoglio will "radically" challenge greed in the world as he did so when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
But Monsignor Nicholas France says the new leader of the Catholic Church is still conservative in many ways - including views on gay marriage and abortion.
He said: "He'll be pro-life, he'll be pro-traditional marriage, he'll be pro-God and Jesus Christ - he's going to be faithful to all those things. But what he might remind us of though is to be a bit more faithful to that social justice side of which we see in the life of Christ in his love for the poor and the marginalised, the migrant and those searching for faith.
"So in that sense he'll be very challenging to us as he has been to the people of Argentina, where we see the rich growing richer and the poor growing poorer. He's got much to say about that and that's very radical. And I think that radical side of him will come out and be very challenging for us."
Before you look below though, what do you think the most popular Pope name is?
Top ten most popular Pope names
A new Pope can take any name he wishes but typically he will choose a name that is based on the papacy they wish to pay tribute to or imitate.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first Pope to choose the name Francis.
"What History Has To Say"
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now called Pope Francis, has Italian origins.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now called Pope Francis, was reportedly involved in the 1976 kidnapping of two priests by fascist elements of the Argentinian Navy.
This was during Argentina's Dirty War.
The priests, Orlando Yorio and Franz Jalics, were found drugged and semi-naked, five months after being kidnapped.
Yorio accused Bergoglio (Pope Francis) of handing them over to the death squads.
Reportedly, the Argentine Navy with the help of Cardinal Bergoglio housed political prisoners in Bergoglio's holiday home 
"Cardinal Primatesta met regularly with Videla and Papal nuncio Laghi played tennis with Masssera." en.mercopress.com
"From 1973 to 1979, a period that overlapped with military dictatorship lasting from 1976 to 1983, Francis served as the top Argentine Jesuit official.
"During that time, the Catholic Church remained silent in the face of widespread human rights violations during the country's so-called "Dirty War," an effort by the military government to root out dissent by torture, murder, and disappearances.
Fascist dictator Videla (right) David Rockefeller (centre).“Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis I? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War”By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
"In several cases, Catholic priests collaborated with the government and were even in the room as prisoners were tortured.
"In February, an Argentine court ruled that the Catholic church hierarchy, of which Francis was arguably a member, had "closed its eyes" to the killing of progressive priests."
“Yesterday an accomplice of the Argentine military dictatorship — Today an accomplice of the coup-makers against the revolutionary process in Latin America. No pasaran!”tumblr.com. He has openly attacked Argentina’s president, Cristina Kirchner. dailymail
Bergoglio told his authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin, that after the priests' imprisonment, he worked behind the scenes for their release.
Pope Francis (left) with Jorge Videla, head of the Argentine fascist Junta, responsible for the death, disappearance and torture of tens of thousands of Argentines in its so-called Dirty War. Argentine human rights lawyer Myriam Bregman has accused Pope Francis of allowing his own Jesuit priests to be rounded up and tortured by the junta death squads, and of failing to intervene when families begged him to help find babies kidnapped by the regime. dailymail
In 2010, Bergoglio told Sergio Rubin that he often sheltered people from the dictatorship on church property. 
"Bergoglio also was accused of turning his back on a family that lost five relatives to state terror, including a young woman who was 5-months' pregnant before she was kidnapped and killed in 1977.
"The De la Cuadra family appealed to the leader of the Jesuits in Rome, who urged Bergoglio to help them; Bergoglio then assigned a monsignor to the case.
"Months passed before the monsignor came back with a written note from a colonel: It revealed that the woman had given birth in captivity to a girl who was given to a family 'too important' for the adoption to be reversed."
Admiral Emilio Massera was trained by the Pentagon, at the School of the Americas. Massera trafficked in babies and youngchildren. (Admiral Emilio Massera.) He was involved with P2, the international masonic lodge which, as part of Operation Gladio, helped carry out terrorism in Italy. He set up a CIA-funded torture centre. (Cruyff - ZANI :: Articles) This was designed to kill an estimated 30,000 "enemies of the state". (Admiral Emilio Massera.)
Pope Francis (Bergoglio) is the first Jesuit to be elected Pope.
The parents of Pope Francis are Italians - Mario José Bergoglio, a railway worker, and his wife Regina María Sívori, a housewife.
In the 1960s, Pope Francis was a teacher of psychology.
Fascist dictator General Jorge Videla takes communion from Jorge Mario Bergolio.
Bergoglio (Pope Francis) completed his doctoral dissertation in Germany.
Cardinal Bergoglio became known for 'doctrinal conservatism'.
He lived in an apartment, rather than in the bishop's residence.
Pope Francis I, right, was the archbishop of Buenos Aires when he met with Claudio Epelman, executive director of the Latin American Jewish Congress, in Buenos Aires in 2012. New pope, Jorge Mario Bergogli of Argentina, has Jewish connections... - JTA
The family of Pope Francis is originally from Portacomaro in the province of Asti in the North of Italy.
Jewish landmarks in Asti have a history which goes back to the 14th century.
A Portacomaroun ancestor of the future pontiff purchased from a Jew in the first half of the nineteenth century, the only house which existed in this small village in the province of Asti.
The great-grandfather came to Portacomaro from northern Asti, around Castelnuovo Don Bosco, probably Cortiglione of Robertsbridge, where even today there are many Bergoglio.
After arriving in Portacomaro, the Bergoglio also built the other houses, then inhabited by the descendants.
Ettore Ovazza (Turin, 21 March 1892 - Intra, 11 October 1943) was an Italian Jew who was a financial patron of Mussolini, and served as a minister for some years with the Economy Ministry in Benito Mussolini's government.
He was born, one of three brothers, to the Ovazza family, a wealthy and influential Jewish banking family based in Turin. They were one of the leading banking families in Italy.
Ettore Ovazza was a committed Fascist from the start. He took part in the March on Rome in October 1922; in 1929 he was invited to meet Mussolini as a part of a delegation of Jewish war veterans.
He later described the encounter: "On hearing my affirmation of the unshakeable loyalty of Italian Jews to the Fatherland, His Excellency Mussolini looks me straight in the eye and says with a voice that penetrates straight to my heart: ‘I have never doubted it’.
Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Church, is the son of a German Jew called Bernard Weiler.
Welby's father had an affair with John F Kennedy's sister.
"The mutilated body of Gonzalez, a homeless child who lived from selling religious cards and artifacts, was found October 2006 in Mercedes, a city of 50,000 some 700km north of Buenos Aires.
"The boy 'was raped, impaled, tortured with cigarette burns, decapitated while still alive and then all the blood was drained from his body. They removed all the skin from his body, as well as his tongue, throat and several vertebrae', Mr Schmitt said.
A R G E N T I N A - "Archbishop Edgardo Storni of Santa Fe resigned on Oct. 1, 2002, after a book accused him of abusing at least 47 young seminarians. The Vatican had investigated allegations against Storni in 1994, but found insufficient evidence to act. Storni said his resignation did not signify guilt." - Boston Globe / Spotlight / Abuse in the Catholic Church / Scandal ...
Our thanks to Aangirfan for the information.