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In his Easter message Cardinal Sean Brady said he had high hopes for the new papacy under Pope Francis. The cardinal said, 'Pope Francis’s inspiring words have been supported by actions, which have provided iconic images beamed across the world.'
As our photo suggests Argentina, the home country of Pope Francis where as Jorge Bergoglio he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires, has a long been identified with the world of sport. However it is also known for different reasons. In addition to producing Diego Maradona, the famed soccer player, it has also given the world Jorge Videla who is renowned for leading a massive assault on human rights during the military dictatorship of 1976-83.
Pope Francis's role during the country's Dirty War has been called into question although the Vatican has denied any wrongdoing on the part of the first non European pontiff.