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Vatican Radio Faces Charges

Vatican Radio Faces Charges

Vatican Radio has been accused of polluting the air with electromagnetic waves.
Three staff members of Vatican Radio are expected to go on trial March 12 for allegedly violating Italy’s strict laws on electromagnetic fields emitted by radio stations and telephone transmitters.
Italy passed the laws in 1998, which are far more stringent then those in other European Union nations.
The Vatican is arguing that the station is shielded by the extraterritorial status granted the Vatican and its properties under a 1929 pact with Italy that established Vatican City as an independent city-state.
The three could face up to a year in prison if convicted.