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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.

Cardinals fill important 'Vatican bank' position

Jun 15, 2013 - 06:31 am .- The commission of cardinals that oversees the so-called Vatican bank has filled a key position by naming Monsignor Battista Ricca the secretary for the board and the commission itself.

Vatican bank president focusing on image change

May 31, 2013 - 08:01 am .- The new head of the Vatican’s Institute for Works of Religion, Ernst von Freyberg, says his main goal is to improve the image so that the Pope’s message remains in the spotlight.

Vatican's financial intelligence unit nets suspicious activity

May 22, 2013 - 09:59 am .- The Vatican revealed that its enhanced procedures have enabled it to flag more suspicious transactions in 2012 than it did in 2011.

Vatican bank plans website launch, annual report

May 16, 2013 - 04:18 am .- The institution often called the Vatican bank will launch a new website and begin publishing its annual report, as it continues to improve its transparency and image.

Vatican response to financial evaluation will exceed requirements

Apr 10, 2013 - 10:02 am .- The Vatican plans to demonstrate its commitment to financial transparency by presenting progress it has made in areas the Council of Europe’s money laundering prevention committee is not requiring.

Vatican Bank gets new president as papal coverage continues

Feb 15, 2013 - 09:47 am .- The drama surrounding the Pope's resignation did not prevent the Vatican from moving ahead with filling the top post at its main financial institution.

Reasons for dismissal of Vatican Bank boss emerge

May 28, 2012 - 10:05 am .- The Vatican Bank’s president was dismissed for failing to carry out “basic duties,” giving people inaccurate information about the institution and “progressively erratic personal behavior,” according to board member Carl Anderson.

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