Moneyval

The Latest

The Vatican flag.

Vatican’s financial watchdog highlights ‘increasing trend’ in reports to Promoter of Justice

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The agency said the Vatican compared favorably to other jurisdictions. Read more

Financial watchdog tells Vatican to improve judicial action on crime

Jun 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Moneyval report noted improvements to the Vatican’s regulations to fight money laundering. Read more

St. Peter's Dome.

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

Apr 30, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

The Vatican flag.

Will the Vatican pass the Moneyval test?

Apr 23, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

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

As evaluation ends, Vatican says Moneyval inspection was ‘constructive’

Oct 13, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering watchdog, concluded its two-week on-site inspection of the Holy See and Vatican City... Read more

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

Vatican amends financial law amid Moneyval inspection

Oct 10, 2020

The Vatican unveiled changes to a landmark law on transparency, supervision, and financial intelligence Saturday, saying that the move would strengthen... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on March 12, 2016.

Pope Francis to Moneyval: ‘Money must serve, not rule’

Oct 8, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a speech Thursday to Moneyval representatives evaluating the Vatican, Pope Francis emphasized that money should be at the service... Read more

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

Moneyval evaluation begins at Vatican

Sep 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering watchdog, Moneyval, began its two-week on-site inspection of the Holy See and Vatican City... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Suspension revoked for Vatican’s financial watchdog authority

Jan 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The new head of the Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) announced Thursday that the Vatican’s internal financial watchdog’s suspension from... Read more

Secretary of State of the Holy See Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a meeting with President of Ukraine, June, 2016.

Analysis: What will the Vatican tell Moneyval?

Nov 26, 2019

By Ed Condon

Next month, the Holy See is due to send a report to Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering watchdog,... Read more

Analysis: What the Vatican does to stop money laundering

Dec 11, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Council of Europe’s Moneyval committee has praised the Holy See’s financial intelligence unit, the Financial Information Authority, in a... Read more

Vatican finances get a positive report card from European watchdog

Dec 16, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Council of Europe's second progress report on the reform of Vatican finances, released Tuesday, found that the Holy See... Read more