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A documentary released in June is showing Pope Francis on camera denying the historical fact that he attempted to push judges to acquit a convicted pederast priest while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.
Church Militant reported on Aug. 29 that then-Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio in 2010, as president of the bishops' conference in Argentina, authorized a 2800-page study meant to discredit the witnesses accusing Fr. Julio César Grassi of sexual abuse. A documentary published in June shows Pope Francis denying that he did this.
The following interaction was captured on video: "Your Holiness! Your Holiness, in the Grassi case, did you try to influence Argentine justice?" Pope Francis replied, "No." The journalists then asked, "No? Then why did you commission a counter-inquiry?" The Pope responded, "I never did."