Vatican City, Jun 20, 2017 / 11:37 am America/Denver (CNA).
In an unexpected move in the Holy See’s ongoing financial reform, the Vatican announced on Tuesday the resignation of Libero Milone, General Auditor of the Holy See, effective immediately.
The brief Vatican statement simply said that Libero Milone had offered his resignation, and that the Vatican had accepted it.
The lack of reason given for the resignation has some speculating that it is another part of the ongoing, internal conflicts of Vatican financial reform.
Milone’s resignation comes as a surprise because of the emphasis the Vatican placed on the importance of his position when it was created.
Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has sought to reform the Vatican’s bank and finances.