This was during Argentina's Dirty War.
The priests, Orlando Yorio and Franz Jalics, were found drugged and semi-naked, five months after being kidnapped.
"During that time, the Catholic Church remained silent in the face of widespread human rights violations during the country's so-called "Dirty War," an effort by the military government to root out dissent by torture, murder, and disappearances.
Fascist dictator Videla (right) David Rockefeller (centre). “Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis I? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War”By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
"In several cases, Catholic priests collaborated with the government and were even in the room as prisoners were tortured.
"In February, an Argentine court ruled that the Catholic church hierarchy, of which Francis was arguably a member, had "closed its eyes" to the killing of progressive priests."
Bergoglio told his authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin, that after the priests' imprisonment, he worked behind the scenes for their release.
FP Passport: Will Francis's role during Argentina's 'Dirty War' come back to haunt him?
The parents of Pope Francis are Italians - Mario José Bergoglio, a railway worker, and his wife Regina María Sívori, a housewife.
In the 1960s, Pope Francis was a teacher of psychology.
Bergoglio (Pope Francis) completed his doctoral dissertation in Germany.
Cardinal Bergoglio became known for 'doctrinal conservatism'.
He lived in an apartment, rather than in the bishop's residence.
The family of Pope Francis is originally from Portacomaro in the province of Asti in the North of Italy.
Jewish landmarks in Asti have a history which goes back to the 14th century.
Asti Italy Jewish tours travel itineraries heritage - Key Jewish Tours ...
The great-grandfather came to Portacomaro from northern Asti, around Castelnuovo Don Bosco, probably Cortiglione of Robertsbridge, where even today there are many Bergoglio.
After arriving in Portacomaro, the Bergoglio also built the other houses, then inhabited by the descendants.
Papa Bergoglio ha radici piemontesi - Cronaca - Tgcom24
Ettore Ovazza (Turin, 21 March 1892 - Intra, 11 October 1943) was an Italian Jew who was a financial patron of Mussolini, and served as a minister for some years with the Economy Ministry in Benito Mussolini's government.
He was born, one of three brothers, to the Ovazza family, a wealthy and influential Jewish banking family based in Turin. They were one of the leading banking families in Italy.
Ettore Ovazza was a committed Fascist from the start. He took part in the March on Rome in October 1922; in 1929 he was invited to meet Mussolini as a part of a delegation of Jewish war veterans.
He later described the encounter: "On hearing my affirmation of the unshakeable loyalty of Italian Jews to the Fatherland, His Excellency Mussolini looks me straight in the eye and says with a voice that penetrates straight to my heart: ‘I have never doubted it’.
Ettore Ovazza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Church, is the son of a German Jew called Bernard Weiler.
Justin Welby: Secret life of my father.
Welby's father had an affair with John F Kennedy's sister.
'JEWISH SPY' ARCHBISHOP WELBY
WELBY 'THE SPOOK'.
"The boy 'was raped, impaled, tortured with cigarette burns, decapitated while still alive and then all the blood was drained from his body. They removed all the skin from his body, as well as his tongue, throat and several vertebrae', Mr Schmitt said.
A R G E N T I N A - "Archbishop Edgardo Storni of Santa Fe resigned on Oct. 1, 2002, after a book accused him of abusing at least 47 young seminarians. The Vatican had investigated allegations against Storni in 1994, but found insufficient evidence to act. Storni said his resignation did not signify guilt." - Boston Globe / Spotlight / Abuse in the Catholic Church / Scandal ...