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Vatican Website Hacked for Church’s ‘Crimes’

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican | Honza Hruby, Shutterstock.com
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican | Honza Hruby, Shutterstock.com

VATICAN CITY — The secretive hackers group Anonymous targeted the Vatican website on Wednesday (March 7), cutting off access from users for several hours and disabling internal mail servers.

In a statement posted on several blogs in Italian, the group said the attack was a response to the Catholic Church's "doctrines," its "absurd and anachronistic precepts," and the "crimes" of the sexual abuse scandal and cover-up.

The Vatican's chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, confirmed that the attack against the Vatican website came from Anonymous. He said Vatican technicians were "actively working to restore the website's functionality."

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Protest sign from an Occupy march in New York City on Oct. 30. Image via Wylio.
Protest sign from an Occupy march in New York City on Oct. 30. Image via Wylio.

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