Germany Spied on the Vatican

German magazine says targets included the U.S. Interior Department and U.N. offices.

CHR Comment: The article briefly mentions that Germany spied on the Vatican by monitoring communications. The Vatican is an independent state, though it is only 109 acres and has a population of about a thousand people, as the second link below describes.

Source: ‘Der Spiegel’: Germany spied on U.S. embassies, Vatican

http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/is-the-vatican-really-a-country