After months of information leaks that have led, among other measures, to the arrest of Pope Benedict's former personal butler, the Vatican is employing high-tech measures to ensure the secrecy of the conclave process, according to Ucanews.
Jamming devices have been installed around the Sistine Chapel and around the Santa Marta residence, where cardinals will live secluded from the world during the days of the Conclave.
This is to prevent electronic eavesdropping as well as to jam any communication between cardinals and the outside world.
Even the most tech-savvy of cardinals, many of whom have been tweeting regularly during pre-Conclave events, will be forced to accept a media blackout during the vote.
According to Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican police will make sure that even the cardinals' transfer from Santa Marta to the Sistine Chapel – a few hundred meters walk or drive within the Vatican – is protected from “unauthorised encounters.”
Electronic jamming devices to curb contact with outside world (Ucanews)
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