Fallout from pope's friendship with Russian diva   


Credo.Press, 2 September 2019


The official website of Russian opera singer Svetlana Kasian, who is currently performing in Italy, was hacked by unidentified vandals on 27 August. As the singer's manager told the portal Credo.Press, the criminals stole security codes and posted pornographic materials on the site.


The very next day, Svetlana Kasian's website was opened at a new address: This address displays the status of the beloved singer of Roman Pope Francis, who elevated Svetlana Kasian in February of this year to the rank of Lady of the Order of St. Sylvester.


Observers connect the incident of hacking the website with the results of Kasian's meeting with Pope Francis on 24 July in the Vatican, when the pontiff graciously accepted Svetlana's invitation to visit her apartment on Taganka in Moscow and presented her genuine fragments of the shroud of Turin. At the present time, Moscow authorities have begun a hasty unscheduled repair of the fa├žade of the building in which the singer lives, as our portal has reported. (tr. by PDS, posted 2 September 2019)

Background article:
Pope tries to devise way to visit Russia
July 31, 2019

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