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Vatican institutes new security procedures in reaction to 'Vatileaks' scandal

Catholic World News - December 03, 2012

The Vatican is tightening internal security procedures in the aftermath of the “Vatileaks” scandal.

Beginning January 1, Vatican officials will carry an identity card, which will be swiped when they enter offices where sensitive materials are kept. The electronic system will record the location of each employee. Access to the apostolic palace will be more tightly restricted.

Implementation of the new security measures will be supervised by Msgr. Mitja Leskovar, a Slovenian official in the Secretariat of State. A cleric who has been nicknamed “Msgr. 007” because of his involvement in efforts to guard against espionage at the Vatican, Msgr. Leskovar is also responsible for sending and receiving coded messages from the offices of apostolic nuncios around the world.

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