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St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican: Peter's Pence, donations, keeping projected deficit to $60 million in 2021

The Vatican said Friday it plans to lower operational expenses by 8% in 2021, while it relies on donations and... 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

Pope Francis receives Cardinal George Pell in a private audience at the Vatican Oct. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Pell at the Vatican

Former Vatican finance czar Cardinal George Pell met with Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican Monday.  Read more

Fr. Juan A. Guerrero, S.J.

Economy prefect says Vatican must be ‘a house of glass’ as 2019 figures released

The Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy released the 2019 balance sheet for the Roman Curia Thursday.  Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Pell thanks Pope Francis after Cardinal Becciu resigns

Cardinal George Pell thanked Pope Francis Friday following the dramatic resignation of Vatican Cardinal Angelo Becciu.  Read more

Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero.

Two Vatican officials sign agreement to cooperate on fighting corruption

The Vatican’s prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and the auditor general signed a memorandum of understanding Friday on... Read more

Pope Francis appoints six women to economy council

Pope Francis on Thursday named 13 new members to the Council for the Economy, which oversees Vatican finances and the... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis appoints Spanish layman as secretary general of Vatican's economy office

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed a Spanish layman with a long career in finance economics to the number two position in... 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

Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves.

Pope Francis names Spanish Jesuit head of Vatican's economy secretariat

Pope Francis Nov. 14 appointed Spanish Jesuit Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves as prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy,... Read more

Vatican department heads meet to discuss budget deficit

The heads of dicasteries and Vatican City State institutions met Friday to discuss finances and how to reverse a reportedly... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, then-prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, March 17, 2016.

Cardinal Pell no longer prefect of Vatican's economy secretariat

Alessandro Gisotti, interim Holy See press office director, confirmed Tuesday via Twitter that Cardinal George Pell is no longer prefect... Read more

St. Peter's Square.

Vatican: suspended audit not intended to block curial reform

The Vatican clarified Tuesday that the recent suspension of an external audit of Vatican finances by Pricewaterhouse Cooper is due... Read more

Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, the Vatican's deputy Secretary of State, whose April 12 letter suspended the PwC audit of Vatican finances.

Suspended audit reveals power struggle at the Vatican

The recent suspension of an audit of Vatican finances by a major accounting firm shed light on a lively debate... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica and the flag of Vatican City.

Budget-keeping at the Vatican: in transition toward a new era

The Holy See and Vatican City State administration released their 2014 financial statements Thursday amid an ongoing process to reform... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, says Mass at the St. Lorenzo Youth Centre in Rome, Jan. 30, 2015.

Cardinal Pell's Vatican economy office gets new statutes

Statutes for the Vatican's three finanical oversight bodies were released earlier this week, largely consolidating the influence of the Secretariat... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, says Mass at the St. Lorenzo Youth Centre in Rome, Jan. 30, 2015.

New statutes for economic reform are in effect at the Vatican

Statutes of the Vatican Council for Economy, Secretariat for the Economy, and General Auditor went into effect March 1, having... Read more

Vatican budgets for 2015 to be prepared by springtime

In an effort to improve the Holy See budgeting system, the Secretariat for the Economy has already trained Vatican employees... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, at the Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 3, 2014.

Vatican finance czar finds robust resources as transparency measures advance

In a recent article for the Catholic Herald, Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, shed light... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, at the Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 3, 2014.

Economy secretariat advances financial transparency at the Vatican

The Vatican's new financial management policies focused on accountability are described in a handbook delivered by the Secretariat for the... Read more