I heard a rumor… and you know how those are… that some members of the Synod are concerned that the central office of the Synod of Bishop might be spying on the dealings of the different language groups (circuli minores) through the use of hidden microphones.
I can neither confirm nor deny whether I believe that or not, but I can confirm that I heard the rumor!
I have some advice for the bishops at the Synod.
My many years as a agens in rebus for super-ultra-double-top-secret Vatican – VVAS … stuff… prompts me to share with the Synod Fathers a few tips and tools in the spirit of transparency that surrounds this year’s gathering.
First, bishop members should be sure to have a…
They are available on Amazon! (Your Excellencies, please use my links so I get a cut of the sale.)
I’d get ahead of this and order right away, lest a whole bunch of you show up wearing the same Cross. How embarrassing would that be?
These are essential in
my… err um… that line of work.
Note the really cool sunglasses to conceal your eye-movements.
The Italians are usually the only ones who get to poison people… if you get my drift. Fool them! And, as a bonus, the Masonic looking symbol (and/or Irish) will lull your target into a false sense of security when you finally get into that office where they keep the stolen books and … who know what else? I’d say, but… you know.
If your impossible mission brief doesn’t cover the whole poison thing (after all, there are faster ways, involving less foaming and writhing), or if they have those pesky poison sniffing dogs around, conceal some Holy Water in there. They hate that stuff too, lemme tell you!
You will need to identify your allies (HAH! if there are any) and be able to set up dead drops and like. So, use these horrid pastel colored pens to write secret messages.
If nothing else, having a pen of any of these colors in the Synod will probably gain you a nod of approval from some of the members and organizers … I think we know which ones, don’t we.
Electronic (what else) Bug and Hidden Camera Sweeper
Finally, when you are in those circuli minores, you need to find out if people are listening before you find out who are listening (and their subsequent elimination or subversion).
Get the one with the extra cool ear piece (which you probably have in piles already, but hey!).
WARNING: Do NOT switch it on too close to your digital CrossCam!
That would be bad.
Just some friendly tips to help the Synod go more smoothly.