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Pope Francis sends condolences to the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo for the death of Bonafini

The Pope Francisco sent condolences to Mothers of Plaza de Mayo for the death of its president, Hebe de Bonafini, whom he defined as a brave and tireless woman in the search for memory, truth and justice.

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In a letter that the humanitarian organization revealed on Monday, the Supreme Pontiff with whom bonafini had public differences, he honored her after her death on Sunday at the age of 93.

“In this moment of pain for the death of Hebe de Bonafini, mother of the square, I want to be close to you and to all the people who mourn her departure”, the pope wrote.

She “He knew how to transform his life, like you, marked by the pain of his disappeared sons and daughters in a tireless search for the defense of the rights of the most marginalized and invisible”he added.

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The search for her children who disappeared during the dictatorship (1976-1983) “led her to march weekly so that oblivion would not take over the streets and history and, the commitment to the other, would be the best word and antidote against the atrocities that were suffered,” he wrote.

“I remember, in the meeting we had in the Vatican, the passion that he transmitted to me for wanting to give a voice to those who did not have it. Her bravery and courage, in moments where silence reigned, promoted and later kept alive the search for truth, memory and justice ”, he pointed.

The pope received bonafini in the Vatican in 2016 in a hearing of more than two hours after which the leader declared that she had settled differences, centered on her criticism of the Catholic hierarchy, which she accused of complicity with the dictatorship when the now Supreme Pontiff was archbishop of Buenos Aires .

On Friday bonafini He received a visit from the Archbishop of La Plata, Víctor Fernández, at the hospital, as revealed by the prelate on Twitter.

“I found her very well prepared. ‘I’m ready’ she told me with a smile. I gave him the greeting of Francisco. She claimed that she returned to faith after reconciling with him.“, wrote.

The Argentine government decreed three days of mourning on Sunday.

The humanitarian organization called to fire bonafini on Thursday in the traditional round to the Pirámide de Mayo and announced that “at the request of Hebe herself, her ashes will rest in the Plaza de Mayo.”

Source: Elcomercio

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