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Pope Francis gives an exclusive interview to Italian newspaper La Stampa on Dec. 15, 2013.

New Pope interview touches on Church political reform

Dec 16, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis' recent interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa Dec. 15 addressed some of the more political issues in the... 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

Rene Brulhart, Director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority, speaks to the press about the Vatican's finances on May 22, 2013.

Vatican implements state of the art financial transparency efforts

Oct 15, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Holy See's new anti-money laundering law signals that the Vatican is clearly taking the path to full financial transparency,... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, or the Vatican Bank as it is commonly known, June 28, 2013 (File Photo/CNA).

Seeking transparency, Vatican Bank issues first annual report

Oct 3, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican Bank confirmed a commitment to full financial transparency Oct. 1 by publishing its first Annual Report.  Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, or the Vatican Bank as it is commonly known, June 28, 2013 (File Photo/CNA).

Suspended Vatican accountant linked to suspect spiritual group

Aug 15, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican accountant who was recently suspended for allegedly trying to smuggle $26 million had been part of a group... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica as seen on the night of Feb. 13, 2013. Stephen Driscoll/CNA.

Vatican interrogation request is first test of financial agreement

Aug 7, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican’s judicial authorities have requested that their Italian counterparts interrogate Monsignor Nunzio Scarano about withdraws he made from his... Read more

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Vatican Bank's new website aims for transparency

Jul 31, 2013

The Institute for Religious Works, informally known as the Vatican Bank, has launched a new website intended to advance transparency... Read more

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Vatican, Italy sign money laundering prevention agreement

Jul 29, 2013

The Vatican and Italy have reached an agreement on sharing financial information that will help the two countries prevent money... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works or the Vatican Bank as it is commonly known. File Photo CNA.

Vatican-Italy financial pact not linked to Msgr. Scarano case

Jul 26, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican and Italy will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding between their financial authorities to regulate data exchange, but... Read more

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Vatican money freeze tied to second Msgr. Scarano case

Jul 15, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Although the Vatican froze funds belonging to Monsignor Nunzio Scarano after the Italian police arrested him, the hold on his... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works or the Vatican Bank as it is commonly known. File Photo/CNA.

Vatican freezes funds of suspended accountant

Jul 12, 2013

The Vatican announced it has frozen the funds of a senior accountant who is accused of laundering money through the... Read more

Rene Brulhart, Director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority, speaks to the press about the Vatican's finances on May 22, 2013.

Despite setbacks, Vatican Bank undergoing important evolution

Jul 4, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

News that Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) has been admitted to a global network of financial oversight agencies proves that... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, or the Vatican Bank as it is commonly known, June 28, 2013 (File Photo/CNA).

Vatican Bank director, deputy announce resignations

Jul 1, 2013

Paolo Cipriani, director of the IOR, or “Vatican Bank,” resigned today, along with his deputy, Massimo Tulli, “in the best... Read more

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Vatican 'ready to cooperate' in investigation of accountant

Jun 28, 2013

The Vatican said it is ready to collaborate in the investigation of one of its accountants who was arrested today... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 5, 2013.

Pope Francis personally initiated Vatican bank commission

Jun 26, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The appointment of a new Pontifical Commission to advise Pope Francis about the Institute for Religious Works, usually called the... Read more

Pope Francis greets some of the cardinals who concelebrated Pentecost Mass with him on May 19, 2013.

Interim bank appointment means Pope wants cardinals' advice

Jun 17, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The temporary selection of a prelate for the so-called Vatican Bank shows Pope Francis is waiting for the advice of... Read more

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Cardinals fill important 'Vatican bank' position

Jun 15, 2013

The commission of cardinals that oversees the so-called Vatican bank has filled a key position by naming Monsignor Battista Ricca... Read more

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Vatican bank president focusing on image change

May 31, 2013

The new head of the Vatican’s Institute for Works of Religion, Ernst von Freyberg, says his main goal is to... Read more

Rene Brulhart, Director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority, speaks to the press about the Vatican's finances on May 22, 2013.

Vatican's financial intelligence unit nets suspicious activity

May 22, 2013

The Vatican revealed that its enhanced procedures have enabled it to flag more suspicious transactions in 2012 than it did... Read more