Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Vatican Cardinal Spared Prison Sentence in Environment Pollution Case

A Vatican cardinal, along with a senior Vatican Radio official, were given a 10 day jail sentence, immediately suspended, after being found guilty by a Rome court of polluting the environment with electromagnetic waves from a transmission tower.

Cardinal Roberto Tucci and the Rev. Pasquale Borgomeo were accused of transmitting excessive electromagnetic emissions in the Rome suburb of Cesano and therefore damaging the health of the residents living there.

The transmissions were so strong that the radio broadcasts could be heard from lamps due to electromagnetic disturbances. Present at the verdict was the mother of a child leukemia victim who "shouted out of emotion when the verdict was read out".


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