Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rev. Christian von Wernich Sentenced in Argentina

Following up on this post, Argentine courts found Rev. Christian von Wernich guilty of conspiring with the military during Argentina's "Dirty War", and a tribunal has sentenced him to life in prison. There isn't much I have to add from my original post. It's just worth repeating that, even if this decision ends up being the first and last of its kind, it's good to see that not only a clergyman punished for his role in the repression, but to see that the Church and Argentine society have been forced to deal with the Church's role in the brutal repression of the dictatorship.