Anonymous brings down Vatican website

by Carol~ Moderator - 3/8/12 12:24 PM

In Reply to: NEWS - March 08, 2012 by Carol~ Moderator

Anonymous is claiming to have brought down several Vatican websites, which were offline for most of Wednesday.

But while the main Anonymous Twitter account claims the attack was carried out 'for the pure, simple lulz', the Italian branch says in a statement on its website that it has a host of good reasons, from book-burning to dodgy financial practices.

"In more recent times, you have played a significant role in helping Nazi war criminals find refuge in foreign countries and evade international justice," it says.

"Every day, you have given permission to many members of the clergy responsible for molesting children, covering things up when the facts become public domain."

The group stresses that it has nothing against Christianity, but is protesting against the Catholic Church's 'absurd and anachronistic' practices - including opposition to contraception and interference with Italian political affairs.

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