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Italian judge issues arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, who brokered Vatican property deal

An Italian magistrate has issued an arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, a broker who is under investigation due to his... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Tribunal of Vatican City State in the Apostolic Palace’s Hall of Blessings March 27, 2021

Pope Francis to Vatican tribunal: be guided by ‘founding principles of ecclesial life’

Pope Francis has said that the Vatican’s quest for transparency should be inspired by “the founding principles of ecclesial life”... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.

UK judge overturns Vatican request to seize accounts of Italian broker

A judge has reversed the seizure of the accounts of an Italian broker under investigation by the Vatican, saying that... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.

Report: Slovenian authorities charge Vatican ‘security consultant’ with money laundering

Slovenian authorities have reportedly filed preliminary charges against Vatican “security consultant” Cecilia Marogna. Read more

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What an upcoming appointment will tell us about Vatican financial reform

The Vatican’s financial watchdog will soon get a new director responsible for its supervision unit. Here’s what that will mean... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter's Basilica in the background on May 29, 2015.

Vatican expects deficit of $60 million in 2021

The Vatican said on Friday that it expects to record a deficit of around $60 million in 2021 amid the... Read more

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Council for the Economy discusses 2021 Vatican budget

The Vatican’s Council for the Economy met on Tuesday to discuss the details of the annual budget for 2021.  Read more

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Vatican ‘security consultant’ Cecilia Marogna lodges complaint over confiscated cellphone

Cecilia Marogna, an Italian woman expected to face trial at the Vatican on charges of embezzlement, has lodged an appeal... Read more

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Australian federal police find no criminal misconduct in mysterious Vatican transfers

The Australian Federal Police said on Wednesday that it had found no evidence of criminal misconduct in its investigation into... Read more

The flags of Australia and the Vatican. Credit: elic via Shutterstock.

Report: Probe can’t account for $2 million sent from Vatican to Australia

Investigators examining transfers from the Vatican to Australia have been unable to account for around $1.9 million sent between the... Read more

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Vatican says trial of Italian woman for alleged embezzlement will begin soon

The Vatican announced on Monday that the trial of an Italian woman for alleged embezzlement would begin soon.  Read more

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Vatican court due to hold sentence hearing for ex-Vatican bank president

The Vatican court is due to hold a sentence hearing next week in a criminal trial against the former president... Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome in December 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell: 'Clear headed' women will help 'sentimental males' clean up Vatican finances

Cardinal George Pell welcomed Thursday Pope Francis’ inclusion of lay women on the Vatican’s economy council, saying he hopes “clear... Read more

Report: Australia’s financial crime watchdog says it vastly overestimated Vatican transfers

Australia’s financial crime watchdog has said that it vastly overestimated Vatican transfers, local media reported on Wednesday.  Read more

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Report: Rome court orders return of cash found at suspended Vatican official’s home

A Rome court has ruled that the search and seizure of money and other valuables from the home of a... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter's Basilica in the background on April 29, 2019.

Australia’s financial crime watchdog conducts ‘detailed review’ of Vatican transfers

Australia’s financial crime watchdog said Thursday that it is conducting a “detailed review” of Vatican-linked transfers worth $1.8 billion.  Read more

A Vatican flag waves over the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Australia’s Catholic bishops seek answers about mystery billions linked to Vatican

Australia’s Catholic bishops are considering raising questions with the country’s financial watchdog authority about whether any Catholic organizations were among... Read more

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Pope Francis issues law reorganizing Vatican finances

Pope Francis issued a new law Monday reorganizing Vatican finances following a series of scandals.   Read more

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In EWTN interview, Cardinal Pell discusses acquittal, Vatican finances

Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of sexual... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the Council for the Economy.

Council for the Economy discusses Vatican pension fund

The Council for the Economy held an online meeting this week to discuss several challenges to Vatican finances, including the... Read more