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(kreuz.net)Pope John Paul II. was not the only one in the Vatican who pursued spies. The Italian news agency, 'Adnekronos' reported on the 29th of December.
Even the former Secretary of State, Agostino Cardinal Casaroli († 1998), found a bug in his home.
It was for that reason that the Cardinal is said to have been shadowed by the Soviet Secret Service, KGB throughout the 80s.
Cardinal Casaroli was in office from 1979 to 1990.
According to reports from 'Adnkronis' the Cardinal had a little statue of Our Lady of Fatima in his dining room.
One morning a sister, who was a servant in the residence, bumped into the statue. The statue fell to the floor whereupon a bug was suddenly visible.
The Italian Secret Service had determined in the 90er that the bug had been placed by Irina Trollevera in the residence of the Secretary of State.
Mrs Trollerova was a Czech citizen and was married to the Cardinal's nephew.
Already since the election of John Paul II († 2005) in 1978, the KGB had planned to wiretap the Pope.
The goal of the exercise was, "to discredit the Church and the Pope himself with disinformation-actions and provocations."
Actually Pope John Paul II. had already had his experience with Secret Services.
He was already being investigated by the Communist Secret Police of his own country.
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