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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

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter's Basilica in the background on May 29, 2015.

Lawyer downplays suspended Vatican official’s role in London property deal

Nov 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A lawyer for Msgr. Mauro Carlino downplayed the suspended Vatican official’s involvement in a controversial London property deal, saying that... Read more

Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience inside the San Damaso Courtyard of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Sept. 30, 2020.

Analysis: Pope Francis’ ‘long game’ of Vatican financial reform comes full circle

Nov 5, 2020

By Ed Condon

Pope Francis has removed control of financial affairs and investments from the Secretariat of State - a dramatic turn in the... Read more


Lone director of Vatican's London property has business ties to deal's broker

Nov 2, 2020

By Ed Condon

The Vatican Secretariat of State’s holding company, through which it controls a London property at 60 Sloane Avenue, has only... Read more

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, pictured in 2016.

Vatican bishop: Peter’s Pence not used to cover London investment losses

Nov 2, 2020

A Vatican bishop said Saturday that the Holy See did not use money from Peter’s Pence or the pope’s discretionary... Read more

Pope Francis at the General House of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Dec. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis says more action coming in fight against Vatican corruption

Oct 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has said more changes are on the horizon as the Vatican continues to combat financial corruption inside its... Read more

The Palace of Justice in Milan, Italy.

Italian 'security consultant' freed from jail until Vatican extradition request decided

Oct 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Italian woman under investigation by Vatican authorities for suspected embezzlement was released from a jail in Milan on Friday,... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Becciu: 'No communication' from Vatican investigators over Cecilia Marogna

Oct 29, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Lawyers for Cardinal Angelo Becciu have said the cardinal has received 'no communication' from Vatican investigators looking into payments by... Read more

Vatican police car.

Report: Vatican investigators focus on longtime investment manager

Oct 27, 2020

An Italian newsweekly says it has obtained a document in which Vatican investigators focus on Enrico Crasso - a longtime... Read more

Cardinal George Pell arrives in Rome Sept. 30, 2020.

Australian state police rule out probe into Vatican money transfers during Pell trial

Oct 23, 2020

Police in the Australian state of Victoria said Friday that they have no plans for a further investigation into reports... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Report: Vatican requests evidence in Becciu embezzlement investigation

Oct 23, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican prosecutors have requested evidence from Rome in an ongoing investigation into allegations that Cardinal Angelo Becciu used Secretariat of... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter's Basilica in the background.

Report: Vatican investigators provide evidence of payments to Italian ‘security consultant’

Oct 21, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican investigators have evidence that an Italian woman accused of embezzling from the city state was paid by order of... Read more