March 7, 2012. (Romereports.com) On Wednesday afternoon, the Vatican's website stopped working at around 3:00 o clock, after reportedly being hacked. Apparently, a group known as “Anonymous” claimed responsibility for this. On the Vatican's website, vatican.va, the issue is described as a “technical problem that's being solved.”
The group, Anonymous Italy, posted a message on its blog, which says that the so called attack on the website, is in response to the Church's stance on birth control and abortion. It also lists the sexual abuse scandal and the Vatican's alleged cooperation with nazi criminals.
In a very offensive statement, the message adds that it's not a personal attack against Christians, but against the “corrupt Church of Rome.”