Pope Francis dons spymaster cloak for his diplomatic grand plan

Pope Francis.
Pope Francis. © Stefano Spaziani/picture alliance/Newscom/MaxPPP
In the Holy See, a tiny state nestled in the heart of the Italian capital, the pope runs his intelligence operations through informal intelligence experts who shape the Vatican's foreign policy and engineer discreet parallel diplomacy operations, under the watchful eye of the world's intelligence services. [...] (1762 words)
Issue dated 23/12/2022 Reading time 8 minutes

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