President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner of Argentina does not get along with Pope Francis I, and according to several observers relations between the two have been strained, to put it mildly.
Leftists in Argentina loathe the man and accuse of him of being too cozy with the military junta that ruled their country between 1976 and 1983. (Even though they all agree with the junta’s decision to invade the Falklands and enslave or expel its British residents, and actually seem to be taking steps to reenact the same disaster).
Fortunato Mallimacci, former dean of social sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, once said of the Argentine Cardinal: “History condemns him. It shows him to be opposed to all innovation in the Church and above all, during the dictatorship, it shows he was very cosy with the military.”
President Cristina was especially angered by the new pope’s opposition to a gay marriage bill she was pushing through Congress. ‘Let’s not be naive,” said the then-Cardinal. “This isn’t a simple political fight, it’s an attempt to destroy God’s plan.”
For more on the new pope’s political incorrectness, and on why he lost a lung when he was in his 20’s go HERE.
For another perspective on Pope Francis, written just a few days ago, before his election, go HERE.
Body language experts out there in Babaluland…. examine image above…. provide captions if inspired to do so.