Did the NSA really spy on the Vatican?
We don’t know for sure. There is only one report from an Italian weekly magazine Panorama that is claiming this. They are reporting: “The National Security Agency wiretapped the pope,” 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.
Still, as an American Catholic, I find this disturbing and I am concerned about this, as we all should be. Of course much of the U.S. press is denying this report, but it would not surprise me in the least if were true. At this point in time, there is very little about this administration that doesn’t surprise me.
Phil Lawler offers his views at Catholic Culture.