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Vatican Bank's new website aims for transparency

The Institute for Religious Works, informally known as the Vatican Bank, has launched a new website intended to advance transparency... Read more

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Vatican, Italy sign money laundering prevention agreement

The Vatican and Italy have reached an agreement on sharing financial information that will help the two countries prevent money... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works or the Vatican Bank as it is commonly known. File Photo CNA.

Vatican-Italy financial pact not linked to Msgr. Scarano case

The Vatican and Italy will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding between their financial authorities to regulate data exchange, but... Read more

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Vatican money freeze tied to second Msgr. Scarano case

Although the Vatican froze funds belonging to Monsignor Nunzio Scarano after the Italian police arrested him, the hold on his... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works or the Vatican Bank as it is commonly known. File Photo/CNA.

Vatican freezes funds of suspended accountant

The Vatican announced it has frozen the funds of a senior accountant who is accused of laundering money through the... Read more

Professor Giuseppe Dalla Torre and Father Federico Lombardi (L to R) present the changes made by Pope Francis July 11, 2013 to the Vatican's criminal code.

Pope's legal changes respond to globalization of crime

Pope Francis took a step forward in modernizing the Vatican’s legal code today by explicitly listing certain acts as crimes... Read more

Rene Brulhart, Director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority, speaks to the press about the Vatican's finances on May 22, 2013.

Despite setbacks, Vatican Bank undergoing important evolution

News that Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) has been admitted to a global network of financial oversight agencies proves that... Read more

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Vatican bank president focusing on image change

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

The Vatican revealed that its enhanced procedures have enabled it to flag more suspicious transactions in 2012 than it did... Read more

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Vatican bank plans website launch, annual report

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

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Vatican, US sign anti-money-laundering memo

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

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

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

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Vatican hopes to resume accepting credit card payments

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

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

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