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Gran Bretaña restituirá a la Argentina una imagen de la Virgen de Luján que estuvo en Malvinas

Los soldados argentinos y el padre Vicente Martínez Torrens, junto a la Virgen de Luján, en la península del aeropuerto de la isla Soledad, el 8 de mayo de 1982 Crédito: Gentileza

Mariano De Vedia escribe:

Una imagen de la Virgen de Luján que había sido llevada aMalvinas durante la guerra de 1982 -y de la que luego se perdieron rastros- será restituida por Gran Bretaña a la Argentina. En retribución, el obispado castrense entregará una réplica a los capellanes militares británicos y el intercambio se hará el mes próximo en el Vaticano, donde el papa Francisco bendecirá ambas imágenes.

La increíble historia fue revelada a LA NACION por el obispo castrense, Santiago Olivera, quien compartirá con su par inglés,Paul James Mason, el encuentro con Francisco el próximo 30 de octubre, en una audiencia pública en la plaza San Pedro.

La imagen se encuentra actualmente en la ventana oriental de la Catedral de San Miguel y San Jorge de Aldershot, en el condado de Hampshire, que es sede del obispado castrense británico y cuya piedra basal fue colocada por la reina Victoria. Una placa explica allí que “los argentinos invadieron las Islas Malvinas en 1982 y llevaron con ellos esta estatua de Nuestra Señora de Luján. Después de su rendición dejaron la imagen con el prefecto apostólico de las islas, monseñor Dan Spraggon. Él se la presentó al padre Alfred Hayes, quien estaba con las fuerzas británicas a lo largo de la campaña”.

Scottish serial killer detective ‘took Jack the Ripper’s identity to grave’

Chief Inspector Donald Sutherland Swanson who was a senior police officer in the Metropolitan Police in London during the notorious Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.
Pics submitted by Alan Wood

Matt Bendoris writes:

THE identity of Jack The Ripper has been debated for more than 130 years.

But a new book claims the Scottish detective in charge of the gruesome case knew who the serial killer was.

Former trainee school teacher Donald Swanson, from Thurso, Caithness, rose through the ranks of Scotland Yard to head up the Whitechapel Murders.

Five women were slain and mutilated in the East End of London during a bloody four-month period in 1888 — with the twisted Ripper even DISSECTING his final victim Mary Jane Kelly.

To this day ‘Ripperologists’ continue to hotly dispute the monster’strue identity.

But author Adam Wood believes stoic, mild-mannered Donald — who took the secret of who he believed the killer was to his grave — would be surprised by all the fuss more than a century later.


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He says: “Donald was satisfied that the Ripper died shortly after being committed to an asylum following the final murder.

“As far as he was concerned the case was closed, and there certainly were no more Ripper murders.”

The 54-year-old writer was given rare access to the detective’s personal archives by his great-grandson Nevil Swanson.

He says: “The family hadn’t thrown anything away and when I trawled through it I realised there was a book in it.

“Nevil’s father Jim had known Donald, but he said his grandfather would never talk about his work.

“However, apparently it was well-known within the family that Donald knew the identity of the Ripper.

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