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Vatican Has Turned into a Surveillance State

The level of control over emails, landlines and even on some categories of mobile phones in the Vatican is reaching levels “that would be envied even by North Korea” according to Marco Tosatti.

Writing on his blog (December 21) Tosatti points out that during his Christmas speech Francis openly threatened the Curia. According to Tosatti these words “would not have been different if they had been pronounced in the 1970s by a Chinese Communist Party secretary.”

For Tosatti this is a sign that the level of discomfort in the Curia grows, apart from the tops of the dicasteries, now almost completely named by Francis or approved by his regime. Therefore, Francis must resort to explicit threats, “certainly never heard on the mouth of a Vicar of Christ”, Tosatti writes.

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CarolineA03
@CarolineA03Dr Stuart Reiss
Ha Ha!
Maybe Pope Julius has already appeared to him - and cast him out of it!
CarolineA03
@Dr Stuart Reiss
"Pope Julius II (1503-1513) of the della Rovere family used to walk around with a stick with which he beat the cardinals and priests and even Michael Angelo got a severe beating from him once.....he was called the fearsome Pope...."

Marvelous! Tell him to be in the Papal bedchamber at 12am tonight on the dot, calling himself "the Ghost of Christmas Past" and to make sure he …More
@Dr Stuart Reiss
"Pope Julius II (1503-1513) of the della Rovere family used to walk around with a stick with which he beat the cardinals and priests and even Michael Angelo got a severe beating from him once.....he was called the fearsome Pope...."

Marvelous! Tell him to be in the Papal bedchamber at 12am tonight on the dot, calling himself "the Ghost of Christmas Past" and to make sure he brings that stick with him!
Guy McClung, Texas
The term Hitler oath refers to the oaths of allegiance, or Reichswehreid, sworn by the officers and soldiers of the German Armed Forces and civil servants of Nazi Germany between the years 1934 and 1945. The oath pledged personal loyalty to Adolf Hitler in place of loyalty to the constitution of the country.

Wehrmacht oath

TheReichswehr soldiers swear the Hitler oath in 1934, with hands raise…
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The term Hitler oath refers to the oaths of allegiance, or Reichswehreid, sworn by the officers and soldiers of the German Armed Forces and civil servants of Nazi Germany between the years 1934 and 1945. The oath pledged personal loyalty to Adolf Hitler in place of loyalty to the constitution of the country.

Wehrmacht oath

TheReichswehr soldiers swear the Hitler oath in 1934, with hands raised in the traditional schwurhand gesture

Die Vereidigung der Wehrmacht auf Adolf Hitler, 2.8.1934

"Ich schwöre bei Gott diesen heiligen Eid, daß ich dem Führer des Deutschen Reiches und Volkes Adolf Hitler, dem Oberbefehlshaber der Wehrmacht, unbedingten Gehorsam leisten und als tapferer Soldat bereit sein will, jederzeit für diesen Eid mein Leben einzusetzen."

The Wehrmacht Oath of Loyalty to Adolf Hitler, 2 August 1934

"I swear to God this sacred oath that to the Leader of the German Empire and people, Adolf Hitler, supreme commander of the armed forces, I shall render unconditional obedience and that as a brave soldier I shall at all times be prepared to give my life for this oath."

Civil servant oath
Diensteid der öffentlichen Beamten

"Ich schwöre: Ich werde dem Führer des Deutschen Reiches und Volkes Adolf Hitler treu und gehorsam sein, die Gesetze beachten, und meine Amtspflichten gewissenhaft erfüllen, so wahr mir Gott helfe."

Service oath for public servants

"I swear: I will be faithful and obedient to the leader of the German Empire and people, Adolf Hitler, to observe the law, and to conscientiously fulfill my official duties, so help me God."

Some who refused to do so:

Karl Barth (Swiss theologian); Consequences: loss of professorship
Martin Gauger (probationary judge as a state prosecutor in Wuppertal); Consequences: forced retirement of his position as a state prosecutor
Franz Jägerstätter (Austrian conscientious objector); Consequences: execution in 1943; beatified in 2007
Josef Mayr-Nusser (from Bozen), after call-up for duty in the Waffen-SS; Consequences: Death penalty, died on the way to the Dachau concentration camp
Joseph Ruf (de) („Brother Maurus“ of the Christkönigsgesellschaft (rel.)), Consequences: Death penalty
Franz Reinisch (Pallottines padre from Austria), after call-up for duty in the German Wehrmacht; Consequences: execution by beheading in 1942

Guy McClung, Texas
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Jim Dorchak
Well but these levels of surveilance were right in line with Peronist Argentina and life as a Jesuit. So what did you expect?
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mccallansteve
Maybe the Vatican an invite N. Korea's Kim Um for a visit and they can strategize. I'm sure they have a lot to teach each other.