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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.

Ex-director says Pope Francis wanted Vatican financial watchdog to help close London deal

Apr 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tommaso Di Ruzza was questioned during an April 27 hearing in the ongoing Vatican finance trial. Read more

The Vatican flag.

Vatican’s financial watchdog highlights ‘increasing trend’ in reports to Promoter of Justice

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The agency said the Vatican compared favorably to other jurisdictions. Read more

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019.

Cardinal Becciu to stand trial at Vatican for embezzlement and abuse of office

Jul 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican court announced it will hold a trial in connection with the Secretariat of State’s purchase of a London... Read more

The agency will now be called the Supervisory and Financial Information Authority.

Pope Francis approves overhaul of Vatican’s financial watchdog

Dec 5, 2020

Pope Francis approved Saturday sweeping changes to the Vatican’s financial watchdog authority.  Read more

The AIF in the Vatican.

Analysis: 2020, the year to make or break Vatican finances?

Jul 10, 2020

By Ed Condon

The Holy See is facing a perfect storm of a massive income shortfall, months of financial scandal, and a looming... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican financial watchdog hails ‘rising trend’ in reports to Promoter of Justice

Jul 3, 2020

The Vatican’s financial watchdog authority reported Friday that it received 64 suspicious activity reports in 2019, 15 of which it... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Suspension revoked for Vatican’s financial watchdog authority

Jan 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The new head of the Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) announced Thursday that the Vatican’s internal financial watchdog’s suspension from... Read more

Pope Francis during an in flight press conference on the papal plane, Nov. 26, 2019.

On papal flight, Pope Francis talks Vatican financial scandal

Nov 26, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Although investigators are looking into a controversial Vatican investment in a luxury London property development, whether the deal was corrupt... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.

Annual report shows progress in Vatican financial transparency

May 16, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican’s 2016 AIF financial report shows the trend toward transparency of previous years has continued, with a drop in... Read more

Financial transparency serves the Church's mission, says Vatican official

Jun 2, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In an exclusive interview with CNA, the director of the Vatican's financial watchdog stressed that the Holy See has pursued... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Annual report shows Vatican financial watchdog to be on track

May 29, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The third annual report of the Financial Intelligence Authority shows that the Vatican's anti-money laundering legal system has been consolidated,... 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