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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


Vatican bank plans website launch, annual report

May 16, 2013

The institution often called the Vatican bank will launch a new website and begin publishing its annual report, as it... Read more


Vatican, US sign anti-money-laundering memo

May 8, 2013

The Vatican continued its efforts to update its financial standards by signing an agreement with the United States to allow... Read more

 Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2013 for his installation.

Financial decisions key factor in Pope's reform drive

Apr 17, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

One month into his papacy, Pope Francis has made his first episcopal and administrative appointments and has met with heads... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica as seen from the Braccia Carlo Magno arm of the colonnade. CNA file photo.

Vatican response to financial evaluation will exceed requirements

Apr 10, 2013

The Vatican plans to demonstrate its commitment to financial transparency by presenting progress it has made in areas the Council... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica/CNA.

Vatican hopes to resume accepting credit card payments

Jan 23, 2013

With credit card transactions suspended in Vatican City since the new year, three-way talks are due to be held among... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican flag. File Photo.

Vatican official surprised by Italian bank's credit card halt

Jan 15, 2013

The Bank of Italy's decision to not accept credit cards from foreign banks anymore at the Vatican has stunned a... Read more

Monsignor Ettore Balestrero, the Holy See’s Under-Secretary for Relations with States, speaks at a July 18, 2012 press conference.

Vatican welcomes largely positive report on financial transparency

Jul 18, 2012

The Vatican is welcoming a largely positive report from the European body responsible for monitoring financial transparency, while also committing... Read more