For The Record

The Hugh O’Shaughnessy piece we linked to yesterday – the most damning when it comes to Francis’ relationship with the military junta – has been corrected:

• This article was amended on 14 March 2013. The original article, published in 2011, wrongly suggested that Argentinian journalist Horacio Verbitsky claimed that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio connived with the Argentinian navy to hide political prisoners on an island called El Silencio during an inspection by human rights monitors. Although Verbitsky makes other allegations about Bergoglio’s complicity in human right abuses, he does not make this claim. The original article also wrongly described El Silencio as Bergoglio’s “holiday home”. This has been corrected.”

We will surely hear more from Verbitsky, whose reputation is very good in Argentina.