Top Vatican official: ‘I spied’

Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, the sostituto of the Secretariat of State, appeared as a witness before a Vatican City court, and told judges he ordered unsanctioned electronic surveillance on the director general of the Vatican bank which had rejected a loan application from Peña Parra’s office. “I did it,” Peña Parra said, “and if necessary, I would do it again!”