Two men brandish the Argentine flag on St Peter's Square, Rome, 15 March
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Vatican denies Dirty War allegations against Pope

The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis failed to speak out against human rights abuses during military rule in his native Argentina.

One allegation concerns the abduction in 1976 of two Jesuits by Argentina's military government, suspicious of their work among slum-dwellers.

Vatican press secretary, Fr Tom Rosica, said the accusations must be "firmly and clearly denied".

  • 15 Mar 2013
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