October 30, 2013

Report says U.S. tapped cardinals’ phones ahead of conclave

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Before the opening of the conclave on March 12, 2013, cardinals attend a solemn Mass at St. Peter's. Photo Courtesy of BostonCatholic via Flickr.

Before the opening of the conclave on March 12, 2013, cardinals attend a solemn Mass at St. Peter's. Photo Courtesy of BostonCatholic via Flickr.

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ROME (RNS) The news magazine Panorama said the NSA eavesdropping program also listened in on calls to and from the Vatican, including the phones in the Santa Marta guesthouse that housed Pope Francis and the rest of the College of Cardinals.