Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez, the Catholic Church, and the Pinochet Regime, 1973-1980: Public Responses to a National Security State
Aguilar, Mario I., The Catholic Historical Review
After the military coup of 1973 Augusto Pinochet created the means to reinvent Chile in terms of a country that was under attack from foreign elements. As political parties and all public organizations were banned, the Catholic Church assumed the task of defender of human rights and opposition party.
This paper examines the role of Cardinal Silva Henriquez and his response to an ongoing national crisis through his personal memoirs. The paper concludes that Cardinal Silva became a defender of human rights and himself an enemy of the Chilean State because of his Christian convictions and his own sense of service to the poor and to the youth in the context of the Catholic Church in …
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Publication information: Article title: Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez, the Catholic Church, and the Pinochet Regime, 1973-1980: Public Responses to a National Security State. Contributors: Aguilar, Mario I. - Author. Journal title: The Catholic Historical Review. Volume: 89. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 2003. Page number: 712. © 2003 The Catholic University of America Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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