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Meet Augusto Pinochet, Chilean dictator from 1973-1990. Not a very nice guy. And… So here we have a guy who solidified his power by killing and otherwise punishing his opponents and who procured extravagant wealth through corrupt means. Because this is so similar to how the Catholic Church secured its power, you can imagine how they’d want to separate themselves from Pinochet. Which they did publicly…however,thanks to wikileaks, we now know that the Holy See told the State Department and Henry Kissinger that they supported Pinochet. And just as recently as 2010 the Catholic Church in Chile was seeking the release of imprisoned accomplices from Pinochet’s regime. This is incredibly odd behavior if the Catholic Church is representative of a loving god’s will on earth. Of course, stuff like this is exactly what we’d expect to see if the Catholic Church was a political organization interested primarily in its own power, run by corruptible mortals. I’d ask Mark Shea or Thomas McDonald for an explanation, but they tend to go quiet about stuff like this. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2013/04/catholic-church-actually-supported-chilean-dictator/