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Then-Cardinal Bergoglio phones tapped by Argentine government?

February 16, 2015

Pope Francis suspected that his telephones were tapped by the Argentine government while he was serving as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, a city official has said. “Bergoglio told me many times that his phones were tapped,” Gustavo Vera, a city council member, told The DailyBeast. Vera said that the wiretapping apparently continued for several years, and reflected the increasingly contentious relations between then-Cardinal Bergoglio and the government led by President Nestor Kirchner and later his widow, the current Argentine leader, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.


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