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St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican flag.

Council for the Economy discusses 2021 Vatican budget

The Vatican’s Council for the Economy met on Tuesday to discuss the details of the annual budget for 2021.  Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the Council for the Economy.

Council for the Economy discusses Vatican pension fund

The Council for the Economy held an online meeting this week to discuss several challenges to Vatican finances, including the... 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

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, 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

Pope Francis in Paul VI Hall during an audience on March 16, 2013.

Pope offers encouragement to new Council for the Economy

Pope Francis gave words of encouragement to the Vatican’s new Council for the Economy, stressing concern for the poor and... Read more

Pope Francis shapes Vatican finances under advice from his cardinals

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.

Pope appoints Canon Law expert to Council for Economy

Today Pope Francis nominated an expert in the Church’s legal system as the new Prelate Secretary for the recently-created Council... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica from the Via de la Conciliazione in December 2010.

Pope chooses global leadership for Vatican economic office

The Pope has announced the names of eight cardinals and seven lay experts from around the world chosen to serve... Read more