"One of the SIFAR dossiers allegedly
concerned Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, archbishop of Genoa."
(From: "Tapped a cardinal’s
phone, Italy has 'I Spy' probe" National Catholic Reporter, May 17th, 1967)
In January 1967 the magazine L’Espresso revealed
that the director of the Italian security service (SIFAR) had ordered the compilation of numerous dossiers on leading figures such as politicians, intellectuals, managers, and clergymen, only for some of these secret dossiers
to suddenly *vanish. Even today it is not certain who leaked this information to the press. This overstepping of authority occurred
with the explicit authorization and support of the American CIA.
... Note: After the SIFAR spying scandal got exposed, the decades-long CIA asset, Defense Minister *Giulio Andreotti, ordered the destruction of the dossiers; but
before the destruction, Andreotti provided the documents to Licio Gelli (the [*figure head] Master of the secret masonic lodge of the Great Orient of Italy [Propaganda Due, aka P2]).
(Source: "[Italian] Senate of the Republic-Chamber of Deputies, XII Legislature, Doc. XXXIV, N. 1, Report of the Parliamentary Committee for Information and Security Services and State Secrets, § 4.2)
*The reported true head of the P2 Lodge was Giulio Andreotti himself [more on this below]. -TCW