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Italian broker for Vatican’s London property arrested in UK

The arrest, which took place May 11 in London, was requested by an Italian judge. Read more

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‘Security consultant’ says Cardinal Becciu asked her to compile ‘files’ on Vatican personnel

Cecilia Marogna made the allegation in an interview aired on an Italian investigative news program. Read more

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Is the Vatican’s new judicial activism good for the Holy See?

The Vatican judicial system is pursuing cases of financial wrongdoing like never before. But there is a downside. Read more

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Vatican accused of investing in companies making ‘morning-after pill’

An Italian investigative news program claimed that the Vatican’s treasury invested millions in pharmaceutical companies. Read more

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Will the Vatican pass the Moneyval test?

There will be a lot at stake when Moneyval issues its long-awaited verdict on the Vatican’s financial system next week. Read more

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Report: Vatican considering sale of London property at heart of financial scandal

Vatican sources reportedly say that the property is valued at about $369.1 million Read more

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Italian judge issues arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, who brokered Vatican property deal

An Italian magistrate has issued an arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, a broker who is under investigation due to his... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Tribunal of Vatican City State in the Apostolic Palace’s Hall of Blessings March 27, 2021

Pope Francis to Vatican tribunal: be guided by ‘founding principles of ecclesial life’

Pope Francis has said that the Vatican’s quest for transparency should be inspired by “the founding principles of ecclesial life”... Read more

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UK judge overturns Vatican request to seize accounts of Italian broker

A judge has reversed the seizure of the accounts of an Italian broker under investigation by the Vatican, saying that... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.

Report: Slovenian authorities charge Vatican ‘security consultant’ with money laundering

Slovenian authorities have reportedly filed preliminary charges against Vatican “security consultant” Cecilia Marogna. Read more

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What an upcoming appointment will tell us about Vatican financial reform

The Vatican’s financial watchdog will soon get a new director responsible for its supervision unit. Here’s what that will mean... Read more

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Vatican expects deficit of $60 million in 2021

The Vatican said on Friday that it expects to record a deficit of around $60 million in 2021 amid the... Read more

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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

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Vatican ‘security consultant’ Cecilia Marogna lodges complaint over confiscated cellphone

Cecilia Marogna, an Italian woman expected to face trial at the Vatican on charges of embezzlement, has lodged an appeal... Read more

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Australian federal police find no criminal misconduct in mysterious Vatican transfers

The Australian Federal Police said on Wednesday that it had found no evidence of criminal misconduct in its investigation into... Read more

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Report: Probe can’t account for $2 million sent from Vatican to Australia

Investigators examining transfers from the Vatican to Australia have been unable to account for around $1.9 million sent between the... Read more

A Vatican City flag seen from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Italy, on March 12, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican says trial of Italian woman for alleged embezzlement will begin soon

The Vatican announced on Monday that the trial of an Italian woman for alleged embezzlement would begin soon.  Read more

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Vatican court due to hold sentence hearing for ex-Vatican bank president

The Vatican court is due to hold a sentence hearing next week in a criminal trial against the former president... Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome in December 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell: 'Clear headed' women will help 'sentimental males' clean up Vatican finances

Cardinal George Pell welcomed Thursday Pope Francis’ inclusion of lay women on the Vatican’s economy council, saying he hopes “clear... Read more