Italian report reveals that the NSA wiretapped the pope as well as millions of calls from Italy.
US secret services allegedly eavesdropped on cardinals before the conclave in March to elect a new pope, Italian weekly magazine Panorama claimed Wednesday.
“The National Security Agency wiretapped the pope,” the magazine said, accusing the United States of listening in to telephone calls to and from the Vatican, including the accommodation housing cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio before he was elected Pope Francis.
This Monday, American sources admitted for the first time that the NSA used to tap German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, as well as the private communications of a row of other world leaders.
Among those, “there are apparently also calls from and to the Vatican,” Panorama said.
“It is feared that the great American ear continued to tap prelates’ conversations up to the eve of the conclave,” it said, adding that there were “suspicions that the conversations of the future pope may have been monitored”.
Bergoglio “had been a person of interest to the American secret services since 2005, according to Wikileaks,” it said.
We all need to be on the safer side. Even the Pope might be a con man. and a security risk.
The US President has failed to make many Americans believe in his infallibility: Therefore: Any message intercepted from Heaven, confirming that the Pope is not faking, would make him the perfect holiday partner for the Obamas. At least for a week or two at Hawaii.
Written by Ivar