General Ion Mihai Pacepa, the intelligence general that abandoned Ceausescu’s political police (Securitate) and fled to the USA, unveiled the maneuvers Communists used against Pope Pius the XIIth. Following USSR orders, Pacepa was sent to make the Pope look like a former Nazi officer, as Pacepa told the US magazine National Review.

Pacepa claims he gained access to the Vatican archives, in exchange for a 1 billion dollar loan without interest, undercover as an emissary who tries to reopen the diplomatic relationship between Romania and Vatican.

Between 1960 and 1962, hundreds of documents were stolen from the Vatican archives by Pacepa and his subordinates, disguised as Romanian priests. Still, they could not find anything able to compromise the Pope.

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