Vatican Radio station under threat

Vatican Radio will be shut down next week unless it complies with the Italian government’s standards for electromagnetic emissions. Italy’s electicity provider will be ordered to cut the power supply to the radio station if tests show that the station’s transmitter in Santa Maria di Galeria continues to defy Italian standards. The Vatican is insisting that their emissions meet international guidelines, which are less strict than those in Italy. Their claim is that the Vatican is exempt from Italian law because Vatican City is an independent state.