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Pope Francis May 12, 2019.

Pope Francis speaks about financial reforms to Vatican tribunal

Feb 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Holy See awaits the results of a scheduled financial inspection, Pope Francis spoke about ongoing financial reform and... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope names financial supervisor president of watchdog authority

Nov 27, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday appointed an auditor and Italian banking consultant as president of the Financial Information Authority (AIF), the Vatican’s... Read more

Rene Bruelhart.

President of Vatican's financial watchdog authority ends term

Nov 18, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Monday that René Brüelhart, president of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) has ended a five-year term... Read more

Tommaso Di Ruzza, director of the AIF, speaks at a briefing on the authority's annual report, alongside Alessandro Gisotti and Rene Bruelhart, May 21, 2019.

Investigative authority continues to fight misuse of Vatican financial entities

May 22, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican's Financial Information Authority said in their annual report Tuesday that they continue to catch cases of fraud involving... Read more

Analysis: What the Vatican does to stop money laundering

Dec 11, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Council of Europe’s Moneyval committee has praised the Holy See’s financial intelligence unit, the Financial Information Authority, in a... Read more

Financial appointment at Vatican signals continuity in reform, transparency

Jan 21, 2015

Tommaso Di Ruzza was appointed Wednesday as the new director of the Vatican’s Authority for Financial Information, filling the post... Read more

Rene Bruelhart, who was appointed presdient of the Financial Information Authority Nov. 19, gives a press briefing at the Vatican.

Latest appointment at Vatican financial watchdog opens a new phase

Nov 19, 2014

Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed René Bruelhart president of the Financial Information Authority, the Vatican's financial watchdog, thus opening a... Read more

Director Rene Brülhart gives the Vatican Financial Information Authority's Annual Report at the Vatican Press Office, May 19, 2014.

Vatican reinforces financial cooperation with US

Jul 5, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Financial Intelligence Authority, the Vatican’s financial watchdog, has agreed to exchange information with the U.S. government, significantly strengthening international... Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica as seen from the Vatican Gardens at night.

Pope Francis appoints new board for Vatican's financial watchdog

Jun 5, 2014

Pope Francis has appointed a new board for the Authority for Financial Information, marking a new step in the path... Read more

Rene Bruelhart, director of the Vatican's Financial Information Authority, speaking May 22, 2013.

Vatican has strengthened its financial oversight, report shows

May 19, 2014

The Authority for Financial Information’s second annual report presents an increasing number of suspicious transactions reported – a reflection of... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works (Vatican Bank), June 28, 2013. (File Photo/CNA).

Moneyval report shows progress in Holy See's finances

Dec 13, 2013

The European body responsible for monitoring financial transparency issued a report Dec. 12 detailing the progress made by the Vatican's... Read more

Rene Brülhart, director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority, speaks to the press about the Vatican's finances, May 22, 2013.

Vatican finance group signs agreement with German counterpart

Dec 4, 2013

The Vatican's financial watchdog, the Financial Information Authority, has signed a memorandum of understanding with its German counterpart, the Federal... Read more