Argentine Church to release baptismal records from dictatorship period

Posted March 14, 2018 4:57 pm by Editor

Argentine Church to release baptismal records from dictatorship period

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 14, 2018 / 02:03 pm (ACI Prensa).- The Argentine Bishops’ Conference will release to the justice system, in accordance with Pope Francis’ wishes, dozens of baptismal records from the country’s dictatorship period.

The conference said it will release the records of 127 baptisms performed in the Stella Maris chapel of the Escuela Superior de Mecánica de la Armada, a naval school for technical instruction in Buenos Aires.

The school functioned as one of the largest clandestine centers for detention, torture and extermination during the military dictatorship in power from 1976 to 1983.

The Military Diocese recently found the records,

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