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US ‘Spied On Future Pope Francis During Vatican Conclave’

 

 

 

” The National Security Agency spied on the future Pope Francis before and during the Vatican conclave at which he was chosen to succeed Benedict XVI, it was claimed on Wednesday.

The American spy agency monitored telephone calls made to and from the residence in Rome where the then Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio stayed during the conclave, the secret election at which cardinals chose him as pontiff on March 13.

The claims were made by Panorama, an Italian weekly news magazine, which said that the NSA monitored the telephone calls of many bishops and cardinals at the Vatican in the lead-up to the conclave, which was held amid tight security in the Sistine Chapel.

The information gleaned was then reportedly divided into four categories — “leadership intentions”, “threats to financial system”, “foreign policy objectives” and “human rights”.

At that time, Benedict XVI was Pope, suggesting that the Vatican may also have been monitored during the last few weeks of his papacy.

The allegations follow a report on Cryptome, a website that gathers intelligence on surveillance and national security, which claimed the US intercepted 46 million telephone calls in Italy between Dec 10 2012 and Jan 8 January 2013.

The monitoring of communications, including emails, continued after Benedict’s resignation in February and encompassed the election of Pope Francis.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Around the World in Photos Pt.8 [15 Pics]

 

Incredible stitched-together panorama of New York’s Central Park. It feels like playing Sim City! Click to see full resolution. Photo by Sergey Semonov.

This photo has to be seen in it’s glory on the site to be appreciated . Click through and enlarge the photo to grasp the detail that it has captured , and check out the others while you are at it .  

Here’s one more to whet your appetite 

A dam in Rayong, Thailand

We’ll leave you guessing what this one is . Enjoy

Click On It , I Dare You

 

You Will Be Impressed 

 

 

 

 

‘ The photo is part of a broader project called GlacierWorks by the mountaineer Breashears, who made the much-acclaimed IMAX documentary “Everest.”

 

 

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