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The banner at the entrance of the APSA office in the Vatican.

Vatican accused of investing in companies making ‘morning-after pill’

An Italian investigative news program claimed that the Vatican’s treasury invested millions in pharmaceutical companies. Read more

Bishop Nunzio Galantino in Rome, Feb. 18, 2014.

Vatican bishop: Ethics committee will guide future investments

A Vatican bishop said this week that a committee of outside professionals is being created to help keep Holy See... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 27, 2017.

Pope Francis transfers financial administration out of Secretariat of State

Pope Francis has requested that all responsibility for financial funds and real estate assets, including a controversial London property, be... Read more

The AIF in the Vatican.

Analysis: 2020, the year to make or break Vatican finances?

The Holy See is facing a perfect storm of a massive income shortfall, months of financial scandal, and a looming... Read more

Pope Francis moves financial records office under Secretariat for Economy

Pope Francis Wednesday moved the office of the Vatican’s financial records database under the management of the Secretariat for the... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Vatican officials: Swiss bank suspected of money laundering led to Pell conflict

The Holy See’s relationship with a disreputable Swiss bank triggered an internal dispute between the Secretariat of State and Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

Police raid former offices of Argentine bishop charged with fraud, sex assault

Local civil authorities on Thursday raided the chancery of the Diocese of Orán, where Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta was bishop from... Read more

Then-Archbishop Angelo Becciu, as substitute at the Secretariat of State, with Vatican Gendarme Captain Giani Domenico in 2012.

Becciu says $200 million London property deal was ‘accepted practice’

Cardinal Angelo Becciu has denied any impropriety in a real estate investment made with Vatican funds and insisted that he... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Hospital loan and Papal Foundation controversy land Vatican bank in regulatory spotlight

The head of the Vatican's central bank appeared to admit this week to a transaction that could be a violation... Read more

Street in front of St Peter 's Basilica in the Vatican.

Vatican’s asset manager says Holy See is not going broke

The head of the Vatican’s sovereign asset management body has insisted that the Holy See is not headed for financial... Read more

Argentine bishop at Holy See financial office investigated for sex abuse

Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta, an Argentine native appointed to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See in 2017,... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, speaks at the Vatican press office, July, 9, 2014.

Holy See announces new economic, communications framework

The Vatican announced Wednesday major changes to both its economic and communications frameworks, including an increased role for the Secretariat... Read more

Special adviser appointed to Vatican's 'central bank'

The Secretariat for the Economy appointed Saturday Franco Dalla Sega as “ad interim” special adviser to the extraordinary section of... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, or 'Vatican bank'. (File Photo/CNA).

Former Vatican accountant faces further corruption charges

An arrested priest who formerly served as an accountant in the Vatican now faces charges he falsely solicited donations, laundered... Read more

St. Peter's Square.

Vatican finance reform shows different opinions about process

As Vatican City commits to financial transparency, the hiring of a risk-management company to review the Administration of the Patrimony... Read more