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

Pope Pius XII Ordered the Death of Adolf Hitler

‘Church of Spies’ by Mark Riebling tells the gripping history of the Vatican’s covert operations during World War II.

CHR Comment: An extensive article about Vatican activities during World War II.

Source: When the Pope Ordered the Death of Adolf Hitler | Mental Floss