Pope Francis calls for justice in AMIA case
On the 20th anniversary of the AMIA Jewish community center bombing, the Argentine pontiff sent a message
for “justice” to Argentina’s Israeli community and relatives of the 85 victims that
resulted dead in the attack.
In a less-than-four-minute video, visibly dismayed, Pope Francis regretted the terrible attack that took
place on July 18, 1994 and has yet no responsible behind bars.
“20 years since a tragedy, an insanity. Terrorism is madness. Terrorism only knows to kill, it does
not know how to build. It destroys,” the head of the Roman Catholic Church said expressing his
“nearness” to “all who have seen their hopes cut short, (who have seen) ruins.”
“I sometimes said Buenos Aires is a city that needed to cry, that has not
cried yet enough. Facing the risk of cliche, I repeat so: we still need to
cry,” the pontiff added and highlighted the need for justice in the AMIA
“We (Argentineans) are given to close things, to not take responsibility of
stories of suffering, of things that could have been beautiful but were not.
And that is why it comes so hard for us to seek paths of justice to face the
debt that this tragedy has incurred in with society,” Jorge Bergoglio now
Pope Francis said to finally make his call for justice.
“Along with my nearness, along with my prayer for the victims, today I also
send my hope for justice.”
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