Pope Francis Accuses Benedict XVI Of Wiretapping His Confessional

March 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Politics

The Vatican has refused to say whether an apology was in the works after eavesdropping allegations were made by Francis last week against his predecessor.

Pope Francis’ claim that his confessional was wiretapped by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has yet to be supported by evidence, but the Pontiff isn’t ready to apologize for the accusation just yet.

“Let’s not get ahead of ourselves,” Director of the Holy See Press Office Greg Burke told reporters on Friday when asked if Francis would apologize to Pope Benedict if his allegations were debunked. “I think it’s important to see where this goes, and I don’t want to prejudge the investigation at this time.”

Pope Francis has alleged in a number of tweets last Saturday that Benedict had let Vatican officials conduct surveillance on his Buenos Aires confessional before becoming pope.

“Terrible! Just found out that Benedict had my ‘wires tapped’ in San Roberto Bellarmino Church In Buenos Aires just before my papal victory. Nothing found!”

  • Rev Bindy

    This could be an article in The Onion.

    • Joe

      Eye of the Tiber is better than the Onion.

  • Nancy

    Just as long as he stays away from mine…he hasn’t got enough time or tape.

  • samton909

    What they are trying to cover up is what they overheard in the confessional – they heard Pope Francis repeat after each sin confessed. “Not a sin anymore. Not a sin anymore. Not a sin anymore”.

  • christopherschaefer

    Cardinal K. A. Conway was asked about whether Pope Francis’ wiretap claim distracted from the Pope’s efforts to sell his agenda of ‘discernment’ and ‘accompaniment’.
    “There are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately,” he said. “There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets and confessionals, any number of different ways. And microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera. So we know that that is just a fact of modern life.”
    Pope Francis appeared to back up Cardinal Conway, his top aide and former campaign manager during the papal enclave that elected him. He tweeted: “It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very liberal Cardinals from those parts of Europe where the Faith has become nearly extinct under their progressive leadership. Be nice, you will do much better!”

  • Hotrod1962

    More breaking news…….
    Pope Francis has continued the “confessiongate” story by implicating the Russians, specifically Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
    “I knew those Ruskies were involved” Francis stated. “I met this guy last month and and I just knew he was bros with Benedict”.

    When asked if he should apologize to XVI for accusations without proof, Francis responded “I have proof, and it’s a blockbuster…..I will be on Rachel Maddow’s show tonight to present it….9PM Eastern”.

    • More Tea Vicar?


      • Hotrod1962

        I have no idea of what that stands for, but I’m assuming it gave you a chuckle.

        • More Tea Vicar?

          Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Head Off Literally.

          • Hotrod1962

            Thanks…learned something today.

  • JK

    Love it! Keep up the good work everyone.

    I thought ‘Berg’s’ would have had email or ‘on the bus’ ‘recon’ciliation services?

    Looking forward to Wikileaks transcripts? Assange was the albino in those movies wasn’t he?

  • Diane

    I do not believe this one bit.

    • samton909

      It does not believe in you, either.

      • camper

        I heard Benedict tweeted this was “FAKE NEWS” at 5:30 this morning

    • joemichaels

      Satire, perhaps?

  • Maggie Sullivan

    Eye of the Tiber – the Vatican recently held a population control conference that promoted getting rid of billions of people to save us from the evils of global warming or cooling -whichever comes first.

    A great idea for a satire article………..

    Write an article about a Vatican conference that promotes the lives of the unborn…..I know most people won’t believe they would actually defended life and say abortion is evil but that’s what would make the article interesting.

    • More Tea Vicar?

      Get rid of boring homilies and those stupid, banal ‘bidding prayers’ – that would take down the carbon footprint by a lot.

  • Kmbold

    It is disturbing when a fellow Catholic responds to my forwarding EOTs such as this with shock and distress. “T’aint funny!” I fear the regular pew-sitter may believe it COULD be true.

  • William of Orange

    In response, Benedict XVI accuses Francis of having the papal vote rigged by the Russian Orthodox church.