I said that I would not answer further mails on the previous thread and I normally keep my word,; however, certain posts are prompting me to open this new thread in order to clarify false allegations raised.A member said : "It's not like I made wild, baseless accusations about the new Pope". Well, I am sorry, but, although it may not have been your intention, you did exactly that.Pope Francis has been the victim of a well orchestrated campaign by the current Argentine government, led by a journalist called Horacio Verbitsky, a member of the notorious Montoneros terrorist group and a presidential advisor to the Kirchners.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horacio_Verbitskyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montoneroshttp://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/all_francis_enemies_qhOl...There is even a fake photograph that can be seen if you care to Google "Pope Francis images" which supossedly portrays Pope Francis giving communion to dictator Videla. This photo does not show Pope Francis, as you can only see the back of an elderly priest (Pope Francis was in his 40's at the time and he was not Archbishop of Buenos Aires) giving communion to the general. This photo has been widely shown in the Web by people who have not checked those details and by a few blogs, most of them from the extreme left, who sympathise with the Montoneros and the Kirchner government. Many of them have not checked the details and have fallen into the trap.There are also quite a few web sites (unfortunately in Spanish) that deal with the topic "Montoneros in the current Argentine government". And Verbitsky appears on them.I do not have the Holy Father's phone number, I only joked that I had God's personal phone number, but I would not give it to some people so that he will not get nuissance calls. On the other hand, I lived in Argentina and I know many people there with whom I am in touch and they have given me relevant information on the topic. I also have close ties with the Jesuit Order and people who personally met the new Pope over quite a few years.On the personal side, some members have suggested that we are brain-washed, gullible, uneducated people who blindly follow what the Catholic Church says. I can confidently reply that this is not my case. Although I am a Catholic, I am not a person who follows what the Church dictates and I have my own version of religion in which I act according to my conscience. I believe that we are responsible for our actions before God and that it would be Him , in His Mercy, who will judge us. You may not see me in Church every Sunday and I have friends who profess a variety of religions and philosophies. Some are agnostic and some are atheists and I do respect their beliefs or lack of them. I sincerely think that God will judge us according to our intentions and deeds and that he will be merciful and kind.Regarding education, brain-washing, etc, I do have a wide education and my tertiary studies, majoring in French philology, literature and history do not make me a suitable candidate to be gullible. Furthermore, my education has taught me to be tolerant both religiously and culturally. I have had the opportunity of living in different countries and cultures and this has enriched me immensely. It seems that people with narrow horizons are more likely to suffer from bigotry and intolerance.Because I had enough with certain members of the Community who systematically try to harass and create havocq for the simple pleasure of destroying this Community, I inform everyone that these people are now on may "ignore list". So if you see that I do not answer certain posts it is because of this reason. I have tried over the time to have them acting in a polite and acceptable manner; however, they insist on personal attacks and harassment and I simply had enough. We all know who they are. On the other hand, I welcome an argument with anyone and I have done that consistently and respectfully. Discussion is important and interesting and we all have things to learn from each other.I trust that the new Pope will mark the start of a new era in the Catholic Church. He is a good, kind, compassionate man and we really need someone like him. The Church has made many mistakes and will possibly keep on making them as it is made up of human beings and we are imperfect. There is good and there is evil and we can only hope that there will be more good than evil. At least, I am certain that Pope Francis will try his best.