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Mission of Vatican bank a key point in cardinal meetings

Feb 18, 2014 - 11:54 am .- Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi says that the council of eight cardinals spent their second day of meetings discussing the so-called “Vatican Bank,” however no decisions have yet been made.

Former Vatican accountant faces further corruption charges

Jan 23, 2014 - 12:04 am .- An arrested priest who formerly served as an accountant in the Vatican now faces charges he falsely solicited donations, laundered them through the 'Vatican bank', and put them to his personal use.

Cardinal commission for Vatican bank could undergo changes

Jan 10, 2014 - 02:07 am .- Pope Francis could be considering a reshuffle of the cardinals commission of the Institute for Religious Works, the so-called “Vatican bank,” also known by the Italian acronym of IOR.

New Pope interview touches on Church political reform

Dec 16, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- Pope Francis' recent interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa Dec. 15 addressed some of the more political issues in the Church, including reform of the curia and changes to the Vatican banking system.

Moneyval report shows progress in Holy See's finances

Dec 13, 2013 - 12:04 am .- The European body responsible for monitoring financial transparency issued a report Dec. 12 detailing the progress made by the Vatican's financial bodies.

Vatican finance group signs agreement with German counterpart

Dec 4, 2013 - 11:59 am .- The Vatican's financial watchdog, the Financial Information Authority, has signed a memorandum of understanding with its German counterpart, the Federal Criminal Police Office.

Vatican implements state of the art financial transparency efforts

Oct 15, 2013 - 03:33 pm .- The Holy See's new anti-money laundering law signals that the Vatican is clearly taking the path to full financial transparency, according to the director of the state's Financial Information Authority.

Seeking transparency, Vatican Bank issues first annual report

Oct 4, 2013 - 12:10 am .- The Vatican Bank confirmed a commitment to full financial transparency Oct. 1 by publishing its first Annual Report.

Suspended Vatican accountant linked to suspect spiritual group

Aug 15, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The Vatican accountant who was recently suspended for allegedly trying to smuggle $26 million had been part of a group known as “The Flock,” which has supposed Mafia connections.

Vatican interrogation request is first test of financial agreement

Aug 7, 2013 - 09:04 am .- The Vatican’s judicial authorities have requested that their Italian counterparts interrogate Monsignor Nunzio Scarano about withdraws he made from his Vatican bank account, putting a brand new agreement between the two countries to its first test.

Vatican Bank's new website aims for transparency

Jul 31, 2013 - 04:40 pm .- The Institute for Religious Works, informally known as the Vatican Bank, has launched a new website intended to advance transparency about the institute at a time of controversy.

Vatican, Italy sign money laundering prevention agreement

Jul 29, 2013 - 05:23 am .- The Vatican and Italy have reached an agreement on sharing financial information that will help the two countries prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Vatican-Italy financial pact not linked to Msgr. Scarano case

Jul 26, 2013 - 11:00 am .- The Vatican and Italy will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding between their financial authorities to regulate data exchange, but this agreement is not tied to the recent scandals involving the so-called Vatican bank.

Vatican money freeze tied to second Msgr. Scarano case

Jul 15, 2013 - 05:20 am .- Although the Vatican froze funds belonging to Monsignor Nunzio Scarano after the Italian police arrested him, the hold on his account at the Vatican’s Institute for Religious Works and his suspension from work are related to a separate case of alleged money laundering.

Vatican freezes funds of suspended accountant

Jul 12, 2013 - 06:40 am .- The Vatican announced it has frozen the funds of a senior accountant who is accused of laundering money through the so-called Vatican bank.

Despite setbacks, Vatican Bank undergoing important evolution

Jul 4, 2013 - 10:38 am .- News that Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) has been admitted to a global network of financial oversight agencies proves that the Vatican is threading an international and multilateral path to adhere to international standards.

Vatican Bank director, deputy announce resignations

Jul 1, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- Paolo Cipriani, director of the IOR, or “Vatican Bank,” resigned today, along with his deputy, Massimo Tulli, “in the best interest of the institute and the Holy See,” according to a Vatican statement.

Vatican 'ready to cooperate' in investigation of accountant

Jun 28, 2013 - 10:35 am .- The Vatican said it is ready to collaborate in the investigation of one of its accountants who was arrested today over allegations of corruption and slander.

Pope Francis personally initiated Vatican bank commission

Jun 26, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- The appointment of a new Pontifical Commission to advise Pope Francis about the Institute for Religious Works, usually called the Vatican bank, was desired expressly by the Pope local sources say.

Interim bank appointment means Pope wants cardinals' advice

Jun 17, 2013 - 10:30 am .- The temporary selection of a prelate for the so-called Vatican Bank shows Pope Francis is waiting for the advice of the cardinals he tapped as advisors before deciding the fate of the financial institute, according to a source in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.

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