A propósito de la noticia de que el Cardenal Cipriani celebrará la boda de Florez aqui un post de Hans R. sobre el rol del cardenal durante la guerra sucia en Ayacucho.
One of Fujimori’s defenders was a well known priest, Juan Luis Cipriani, now Cardinal of Peru and member of the Opus Dei group. Since being proclaimed Cardinal he has kept a low profile.
(…)This was not the case in regions where the Bishop was a member of Opus Dei. Juan Luis Cipriani, Bishop of Ayacucho at the time and the current Cardinal of Peru, was its only member that spoke openly against human rights organizations in the media.
In 1998, when the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights sent a Task Force to Peru, Cipriani publicly said, “I hope they are not coming to postulate fantasies. I am a little annoyed to see too much dedication for prisoners.”
In a public statement he considered it “colonialist and imperialist” for the Commission to give a press release about their findings. Unsurprisingly, the CVR report’s final conclusions state “During the conflict, the Bishop of Ayacucho (Cipriani) laid obstacles to the work done by other members of the RCC related to the topic (human rights). At the same time he denied the existence of human rights’ violations.”
Upon arriving in Huamanga, Ayacucho, in 1988, he began working more closely with the Military and Political Command than with the population. In 1995 he was appointed Bishop of Ayacucho. In an infamous interview for the Peruvian political magazine Caretas, he said “National Coordinator for Human Rights, that shit.”
Yo no entiendo como una persona asi puede ser cabeza de la Iglesia en un país y como sus feligreses no dicen nada. Cuantos años se tendrá que esperar para que la Iglesia Peruana y especialmente Cipriani pida perdón por no haber defendido a los victimas de los militares que tocaron sus puertas y haber actuado tan desdeñosamente con los derechos humanos.
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