By Joel Gehrke, The Washington Examiner

Hackers from the Italian branch of the group, Anonymous, took down the Vatican website in protest over Roman Catholic liturgies and doctrines, such as the church’s opposition to contraception and abortion.

“Anonymous has decided to put your site under siege in response to your doctrine, liturgy and the absurd and anachronistic rules that your profit-making organization spreads around the world,” the Anonymous website explained, per a Reuters translation.

The hackers cited common complaints about the Catholics in recent years, such as the child-molesting scandal, but they also seem motivated by the recent fight over the contraception mandate and religious liberty. “You refuse to declare objects and practices [the] result of progress, such as condoms or abortion,” the Anonymous hackers wrote to the Vatican.

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