NSA wiretapped the PopeSubmitted by SteveMT on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:10
In the latest blow, and a new low, for the US spying agency, earlier today Italian magazine Panorama blasted a preview of an article due for publication tomorrow, with the simple premise: "NSA had tapped the pope."
Italian magazine says U.S. spies listened to pope, Vatican says unaware
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:13pm EDT
Panorama magazine said that among 46 million phone calls followed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) in Italy from December 10, 2012, to January 8, 2013, were conversations in and out of the Vatican.
In a press release before full publication on Thursday, Panorama said the "NSA had tapped the pope". It cited no source for its information.
Asked to comment on the report, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said: "We are not aware of anything on this issue and in any case we have no concerns about it."