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Saturday 19 April 2014

Transsexual porn films downloaded on computers within the Vatican

epa03579352 A lighting strikes the basilica of St.Peter's dome during a storm, the same day Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, Vatican City, 11 February 2013. Pope Benedict XVI announced 11 February 2013 plans to step down on February 28, citing the job's pressures and advanced age. 'After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,' he said. The announcement came during a Latin-language ceremony. He said he had long thought about his decision, which he said was for the good of the church.  EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
epa03579352 A lighting strikes the basilica of St.Peter's dome during a storm, the same day Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, Vatican City, 11 February 2013. Pope Benedict XVI announced 11 February 2013 plans to step down on February 28, citing the job's pressures and advanced age. 'After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,' he said. The announcement came during a Latin-language ceremony. He said he had long thought about his decision, which he said was for the good of the church. EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO

PORN has been downloaded by computers based in the Vatican City, it was claimed today.

A number of films, including several transsexual adult movies, were discovered on a list of torrents that the TorrentFreak.com website claimed had been downloaded on computers within in the tiny city-state.

 

The Vatican is home to around 800 permanent residents, including Pope Francis, and the majority of the population are Catholic Church officials, security and staff.

 

Download levels in the city-state, which is in the north eastern corner of Rome in Italy, are thought to be very low, although one particular IP address is said to have downloaded a number of pirated US television dramas, including Chicago Fire, The Neighbours and The Americans.

 

The New York Post claims that the list emerged after the same IP address, which is marked with the location ‘The Holy See – Vatican City State ‘, was later linked to a number of adult movie torrents – including films starring the transsexual porn actor Tiffany Starr.

 

Torrenting is a method of file sharing popular with illegal downloaders and pornography distributors, as the origins of the files are said to be difficult to trace.

 

The now defunct website Napster famously used torrents for file sharing, but the majority of torrenting now takes place on short-lived web pages or on basic file-storage sites.

 

This decentralised system has made it considerably harder for authorities to crack down on illegal downloading.

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