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In unusually tough language, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has said that political candidates in Argentina's coming elections should repent and confess their sins before making new campaign promises.
He issued his challenge to the country's political leaders in the course of a provocative sermon, delivered on Sunday at a Mass celebrated in the shrine of St. Ramon Nonato in downtown Buenos Aires.
"To those who are now promising to fix all our problems, I say, 'Go and fix yourself!'" the cardinal said. "Have a change of heart! Get to Confession, before you need it even more!"
The cardinal's sermon was interrupted, at that point, by prolonged applause.