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Janet Tavakoli blends Catholic Church and shady financial dealings in new thriller

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

The Vatican’s appointment of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new pope could indicate a change of strategy, not only because he is from Latin America – which is unprecedented – but also because he is a Jesuit.

According to Stratfor, a geopolitical analytics website, Jesuits are the "most reform-minded and outspoken orders of the Catholic Church. Founded by a religious leader named Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, the Society of Jesus was at the forefront of the expansion of the Catholic Church in the Americas and in Southeast Asia. The Jesuits have been characterized by two elements: their deep educational efforts -- the order founded thousands of schools and universities around the world -- and their active participation in politics. Because of the latter trait, the Society of Jesus often clashed with the European monarchies, to the point that the order was temporarily suppressed in the late 18th century." And apparently, Bergoglio’s stance on social inequalities in Argentina stance led the Argentine church to clash several times with the governments of former President Nestor Kirchner and his wife, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

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