The Papal Conclave May Be the Most Hack-Proof Election on the Planet

Archbishop Piero Marini closes the doors to the Sistine Chapel ahead of the Papal conclave, in Vatican City, on April 18, 2005 Photograph by Arturo Mari/AFP via Getty Images

The College of Cardinals’ top-secret discussions to choose the next pope got off to a shaky start on Monday morning. An impostor dressed in black vestments with a fuchsia sash, sporting a chunky crucifix, crashed the “pre-conclave” proceedings. Despite his clumsy ensemble, he succeeded in getting past perimeter security, the Guardian reported, before the Swiss Guard detained him and ushered him away.

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