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NSA wiretapped the Pope

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."
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-30/nsa-tapped-pope-spi...
Italian magazine says U.S. spies listened to pope, Vatican says unaware
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:13pm EDT
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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."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/30/us-vatican-usa-spy...



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I hope they learned a lot

I hope they learned a lot about the role of the Jesuits owning the world.

ahahahahaahaha:

"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.

Because we don't want any of our altar boy-raping secrets spilled to the world in revenge for us having condemned or criticized NSA spying. Amen."

Yeah, so what?

The Vatican is its own political entity. Believe you me, that empire is evil, evil, evil. It's no better than D.C. The influence of the Vatican on the world is unbelievable. Oh, no, don't get me started...

Oh never mind...

Maybe that thought they could

Maybe that thought they could catch a discussion with God:)

Wayne Madsen predicted this yesterday ...

... on the Alex Jones Show, if I recall correctly.

The Vatican has had spies in

every court in Europe, and beyond, for centuries.
And there have been spies in the Vatican for just as long.
Not "right", but not new.
Catholicism, at it's heart, is more about politics, using religion as it's carrier.

A new low?

well, I must vigorously say that there is NOTHING low about it.

The Roman Catholic Church is a beyond horrible bunch of criminals. I would be surprised if they -
meaning the Popes and the Bishops etc. were NOT spied on.

The Catholic Church is EVIL EVIL and more EVIL!

They all spy on each other. They are all in cahoots. Seriously, how can anyone think that this is LOW?

Ron Paul is My President

Sounds more like a proper description of the state

"[...] is a beyond horrible bunch of criminals. [...] is EVIL EVIL and more EVIL! They all spy on each other. They are all in cahoots"

[...] = the State.

Kind regs from Amsterdam,
Richard

The U.S. doesn't get along with the Catholic Church

most likely because Pope John Paul II strongly opposed the Iraq war.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Anonymous
http://youtu.be/cjkvC9qr0cc

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The govt. & the Church DO agree about the pedophilia.

When in comes to preying upon children, both are in total agreement as long as they are not pursuing the same kids at the same time.

"...we have no concerns about it."

Of course, because they are the ones running the proxy intelligence agencies!

Reason #1,456,453 why our

Reason #1,456,453 why our government is criminal.

Makes one wonder what the NSA got on Benedict....

too coincidental since papal resignation hasn't happened in modern history.

Good call.

I didn't even think the NSA could have been the reason for that.

I'd love a tour of the Vatican Archives, though. Why doesn't the NSA snoop into that info, damnit?

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

SteveMT's picture

Yup. A Pope hadn't "retired" for 600 years.

Sounds like the Vatican shuffle.

The Popes are Free Masons

of course they have to check on one of their highest ranking officials in their little click.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

York Rite maybe

but not FM.

Catholics are forbidden

to be Freemasons. Gotta love the conspiracy theorists on DP.
remember now why I took a break.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Anonymous
http://youtu.be/cjkvC9qr0cc

Papal ban

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_ban_of_Freemasonry

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Maybe you took a break because

the article that you authored today was deleted and forwarded here.

But I"m just a COnspiracy THeorist so don't worry about it.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Catholics follow all of their

Catholics follow all of their own rules.