I'm an acid critic of the Catholic Church, but I alway try to maintain objectivity.
So I searched for a reliable source for the quote attributed to the new Pope Francis I,
supposedly made when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
But apparently it is just a malicious invention.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio has not yet served his first 24 hours
as pope and the far left is already using the dirty propaganda tactic of lying, attributing to him a specific false statement supposedly made when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires in 2007, even though there was no trace of the quote on the Internet prior to yesterday.
These false statements about Monsignor Bergoglio saying that "women are naturally unfit for political office" were posted on Yahoo Answers
by an Argentinean using the handle "Bumper Crop." This user posted what seemed to be an official report from the Argentinean news agency Telam but included no source link.
A thorough Google search shows that before March 13,
2013, there was no other trace of such a statement on the Internet, except in the Yahoo Answers forum. If the Argentinean media had published an official report from the Telam news agency documenting the openly misogynistic statement of an archbishop, leftist Argentine media, forums, blogs, etc., Would have echoed it and prompted a scandal. But there is no documentation for the alleged statement, no sign of it before the hoax began spreading widely yesterday. In fact, the website of the Telam news agency includes no evidence of such statements.
Despite the lack of evidence, a Mexican atheist organization spread these false statements on Facebook last night, reaching 18,000 followers in 13 hours
and achieving nearly 11,000 shares. The dissemination of this hoax was furthered today when the Costa Rican daily newspaper El Pais
published the hoax quotation without documentation, skipping the most basic of journalistic ethics and saying only that it was "a wire report from the Argentinean state news agency, Telam," which had been circulated on the Internet.