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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

Jan 14, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Report: Australia’s financial crime watchdog says it vastly overestimated Vatican transfers

Jan 13, 2021

Australia’s financial crime watchdog has said that it vastly overestimated Vatican transfers, local media reported on Wednesday.  Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Report: Rome court orders return of cash found at suspended Vatican official’s home

Jan 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Rome court has ruled that the search and seizure of money and other valuables from the home of a... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter's Basilica in the background on April 29, 2019.

Australia’s financial crime watchdog conducts ‘detailed review’ of Vatican transfers

Jan 7, 2021

Australia’s financial crime watchdog said Thursday that it is conducting a “detailed review” of Vatican-linked transfers worth $1.8 billion.  Read more

A Vatican flag waves over the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Australia’s Catholic bishops seek answers about mystery billions linked to Vatican

Jan 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Australia’s Catholic bishops are considering raising questions with the country’s financial watchdog authority about whether any Catholic organizations were among... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Pope Francis issues law reorganizing Vatican finances

Dec 28, 2020

Pope Francis issued a new law Monday reorganizing Vatican finances following a series of scandals.   Read more


In EWTN interview, Cardinal Pell discusses acquittal, Vatican finances

Dec 21, 2020

Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of sexual... Read more

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

Council for the Economy discusses Vatican pension fund

Dec 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

St. Peter’s Basilica.

Report: Vatican seeks 8-year jail sentence for ex-Vatican bank president

Dec 7, 2020

The Vatican’s Promoter of Justice is seeking an eight-year jail term for a former president of the Institute for Religious... 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

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Analysis: Is there a road back for Cardinal Becciu?

Dec 3, 2020

By Ed Condon

Despite his attempts to fight his way back to credibility, there seems little prospect of a return to favor for the... Read more

Cardinal George Pell in the Vatican, 2012.

Pell surprised by ‘Technicolor criminality’ of Vatican financial scandals

Nov 30, 2020

Cardinal George Pell has spoken of his surprise at the apparent extent of “criminality” involved in recent Vatican financial scandals.  Read more

 St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City.

Swiss court orders full access to records for Vatican financial investigation

Nov 27, 2020

By Ed Condon

Vatican investigators have been granted full access to Swiss banking documentation related to long-time Vatican investment manager Enrico Crasso.  Read more

The then Archbishop Angelo Becciu blesses the Pilgrimage Information Center for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on Dec. 1, 2015.

Cardinal Becciu launches second defamation lawsuit since resignation

Nov 23, 2020

Cardinal Angelo Becciu is launching a second defamation lawsuit in relation to “offensive” media reports surrounding the events that led... Read more

Bishop Nunzio Galantino in Rome, Feb. 18, 2014.

Vatican bishop: Ethics committee will guide future investments

Nov 19, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Vatican bishop said this week that a committee of outside professionals is being created to help keep Holy See... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal Becciu seeks damages over 'groundless' Italian media reports

Nov 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Angelo Becciu said Wednesday he is taking legal action against an Italian media outlet for publishing “unfounded accusations” against... Read more

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

Report: Search finds 600,000 euros in cash at suspended Vatican official’s home

Nov 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Police have found hundreds of thousands of euros in cash hidden in two homes of a suspended Vatican official under... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican appoints president of foundation overseeing scandal-ridden Italian hospital

Nov 12, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Thursday that it had appointed an interim president of the foundation which owns and operates a scandal-ridden... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter's Basilica in the background on April 29, 2019.

Searches carried out on key figures in Vatican financial scandal

Nov 6, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Rome financial police executed a search warrant this week against three figures tied to the Vatican's London property scandal. According... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

UK lawsuit gives details on Vatican’s controversial London building

Nov 6, 2020

By Ed Condon

A lawsuit filed against the Vatican Secretariat of State by its former investment manager, Raffaele Mincione, includes new details about... Read more