Skip to comments.Vatican introduces new security measures after Vatileaks scandal (Microchips)
Posted on 12/02/2012 10:06:33 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
Much tighter controls have already been introduced for anyone seeking access or photocopies of the Holy See's archives, dossiers and documents.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Anytime I see anything about microchipping, etc.. my ears perk up. Especially with today’s events.
No doubt there’s more to hide
Ohhhh I hadn’t thought of that!
Check your phone, credit cards, licenses. If you don’t think you’re carrying around a chip, you want to be sure.
The military does this with it’s GIs and their family members, nothing less.
The story on the wiki leaks at the Vatican has to do with politically sensitive material and their not wanting anyone hurt.
Here is the story from a reliable source:
Vatican Responds to Wikileaks Disclosures
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The Vatican is defending itself against a flurry of leaked diplomatic cables released by the controversial Wikileaks website in which it has been accused of refusing to cooperate in the Irish sex abuse scandal, trying to prevent Turkey from becoming a member of the European Union (EU), and attempting to get a reference to Europes Christian roots into the EUs constitution.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the Vatican expressed skepticism at the reliability of the purported U.S. diplomatic cables that are in the process of being published by Wikileaks. They released a statement referring to the extreme seriousness of publishing such a large amount of secret and confidential material, and its possible consequences.
Naturally these reports reflect the perceptions and opinions of the people who wrote them and cannot be considered as expressions of the Holy See itself, nor as exact quotations of the words of its officials, the statement said. Their reliability must, then, be evaluated carefully and with great prudence, bearing this circumstance in mind.
One cable from the US embassy in Rome indicated that the Vatican was offended by requests from the Murphy Commission pertaining to the Irish sex abuse scandal because they were seen as an affront to Vatican sovereignty.
Dated February 26 of this year, the cable quoted Julieta Noyes, a US diplomat in Rome as saying, While Vatican contacts immediately expressed deep sympathy for the victims and insisted that the first priority was preventing a recurrence, they also were angered by how the situation played out politically.
ANI is reporting that other cables concerning the Vatican allege that in 2004, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger tried to have a reference to Europes Christian roots written into the EU Constitution and said allowing the predominantly Muslim country of Turkey into the EU would further weaken his case for Europes Christian foundations.
Leaked cables also showed concern in England that Pope Benedict XVIs invitation to Anglicans to join the Church would spark anti-Catholic violence in that country.
Miquel Diaz, US ambassador to the Holy See, said in a separate statement, We condemn in the strongest possible terms the disclosure of what is alleged to be classified State Department information. We will not comment on the content or the authenticity of that information.
Diaz went on to praise the Obama administrations robust foreign policy that focuses on promoting Americas national interests and leading the world in solving the most complex challenges of our time.
He added: The Embassy of the United States to the Holy See has engaged in ongoing efforts with the Vatican to turn interfaith dialogue into actions in many of these areas, for the sake of the common good.
Very interesting stuff!
I don’t see anything particularly damning in any of this. Why shouldn’t the Vatican be reluctant to let the Irish bishops control the investigation...since the abuse happened under their watch and, iirc, one of them was even involved and had gotten one of his young girlfriends pregnant? I wouldn’t trust them either.
And the Vatican was perfectly right on Turkey and Islam.
I think the fear is more that false data can be maliciously “ released,” something that genuinely is a threat,and it’s important to protect the integrity of documents.
That’s the way I see it.
a very consubstantial development I must say...
Can you say “Nicolaitan?”
RFID tracking by the Vatican
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