Vatican Media Watch
Keeping an eye on the news from the Vatican.
BY John Lilly
December 10-16, 2006 Issue | Posted 12/7/06 at 10:00 AM
Hackers Launch Attack on Vatican Website
ISRAEL INSIDER, Nov. 29 — The Vatican website came under attack in an effort organized by the leadership of “electronic jihad” to down the site, according to the Israeli news service.
The online Islamist terrorists, or e-jihadists, distributed programs to dozens of hackers around the world in order to stage a multi-pronged attack on the site as Pope Benedict XVI visited Turkey.
The attack that came in the wake
of the Pope’s visit was successfully thwarted by
The attack on the website of the
Holy See was cited in part as a response to the Pope’s
Al Qaeda: Pope Is on an Anti-Islam Crusade
AKI, Nov. 29 — In
a statement published on the Internet, the Al Qaeda terrorist organization
“This visit of the Pope has the
aim of preparing a crusade against Muslim countries following the failure of
crusade heads such as (U.S. President George W.) Bush, (British Prime Minister
Tony) Blair, (former Italian Premier Silvio)
Berlusconi and (
Despite repeated comments by the
Pope that his trip to
More Than 4 Million People Visited Museums in ’06
AGI, Nov. 23 — Pope Benedict thanked workers at the Vatican Museums for their stewardship, and how they helped make it possible for more than 4 million people to visit in 2006, the news agency Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported.
The Holy Father received the
workers in an audience prior to his trip to
The inscription on the museum’s
door reads: “To promote the splendor of
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