During the horrific “dirty war” in Argentina in the 1970s, he was the Jesuit Provincial, the head of his order in his country.
The secretive campaign waged by the generals, known as the “dirty war,” was ferocious.
There was very little in the dirty war that seemed clear-cut to those caught between the violent extremes of left and right.
Not one Argentine Jesuit lost his life during the dirty war, and he managed to save dozens of people.
But there is no doctrine that prevents Francis from explaining openly and honestly what he did during the “dirty war,” and why.