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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

Mar 2, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Dec 16, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Dec 5, 2014

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

Nov 6, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

The website of L'Osservatore Romano was re-vamped in December, 2013.

Vatican media reform committee to make first proposals by Easter

Oct 1, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Having met for the first time last week, the committee to reform the Vatican's media and communications will continue to... 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

Jul 9, 2014

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'

Apr 8, 2014

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).

Pope Francis reaffirms importance of Vatican bank's mission

Apr 7, 2014

Pope Francis approved a proposal Monday on the future of the Institute for Religious Works, commonly known as the “Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis shapes Vatican finances under advice from his cardinals

Mar 31, 2014

The appointment of Msgr. Brian Edwin Ferme as prelate secretary of the newly established Council for the Economy shows Pope... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican appointments may signal new role for state secretariat

Mar 6, 2014

Recent appointments are beginning to show a pattern of how Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia will be carried... Read more

Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, newly appointed prelate secretary general of the Secretariat for the Economy, assists Pope Francis at a General Audience, April 17, 2013.

Pope names secretary general for new economy dicastery

Mar 5, 2014

Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Alfred Xuereb March 3 as prelate secretary general for the Vatican’s new Secretariat for the Economy,... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks to CNA, March 2013.

Cardinal Pell to head new Vatican office for economic oversight

Feb 24, 2014

Today Pope Francis announced the establishment of a new entity for oversight of Vatican economic and administrative affairs, headed by... Read more