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A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 20, 2022.

Analysis: Amid new testimonies, Vatican corruption trial points to key question

Oct 4, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The hearings at the Vatican’s corruption trial resumed last week and shed light on new aspects of the “trial of... Read more

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Prosecution calls witnesses as Vatican finance trial resumes

Sep 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a break of over two months, the Vatican trial on financial corruption in the Secretariat of State continued this... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Sept. 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Christians cannot be indifferent to corruption

Sep 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis’ comments on corruption were inspired by one of Jesus’ parables that the pope said can be difficult to... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

A fall from grace, a court case, the consistory: Four twists and turns in the life of Cardinal Angelo Becciu

Aug 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The possible reinstatement of the cardinal privileges of Cardinal Angelo Becciu made headlines this week after the former official said... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal Becciu ‘reinstated’ by Pope Francis?

Aug 22, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Becciu, who resigned from all positions and is involved in the Vatican’s historic corruption trial, will reportedly participate in... Read more

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Was Peter's Pence used to finance investments like the now infamous London property deal?

Jul 13, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Was Peter's Pence used to finance investments like the now infamous London property deal?   Read more

Vatican trial (file image)

Defendant in Vatican trial claims Pope Francis knew all about the London property deal

Jul 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the Vatican’s historic trial revolving around a London property deal and allegations of corruption continues, the question of what... Read more

Pope Francis attends the Prayer Meeting for Peace in Rome's Piazza del Campidoglio Oct. 20, 2020.

Pope Francis tells Latin American leaders to resist corruption during the pandemic

Nov 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has called on leaders in Latin America to not politicize the coronavirus pandemic, urging them to seek the... Read more

Archbishop Charles Balvo.

Vatican nuncio condemns ‘scourge of corruption’

Sep 10, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Vatican representative denounced the “scourge of corruption” at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe... Read more

Lebanese protesters chant anti-government slogans in Jal al Dib Oct. 24, 2019.

Pope Francis encourages anti-corruption protesters in Lebanon 

Oct 27, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Sunday encouraged protesters in Lebanon who have taken to the streets to challenge government corruption and mismanagement of... Read more

Mexican archbishop denounces 'shameful corruption'

Sep 24, 2019

Archbishop Hipólito Reyes Larios of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, decried “shameful corruption” in the country and called... Read more

Protests in downtown Port-au-Prince drew nearly 2,000 people on June 13, 2019.

Amid political uncertainty, Haitian bishops announce year of prayer

Jul 15, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Haiti have announced a year of prayer and adoration for the country, which continues to face... Read more

President Elect of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa delivers a speech on May 12, 2019.

South African bishops: New president must tackle corruption, poverty

May 13, 2019

In the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful reelection bid last week, South Africa’s Catholic bishops are applauding the country’s... Read more

Motorists wait for gas at a Pemex station in Mexico City's La Condensa neighborhood during a shortage, Jan. 12, 2019.

Mexican bishops make statement on gasoline shortage

Jan 17, 2019

Amid a crisis caused by the shortage of gasoline in Mexico and the government's fight against the theft and adulteration... Read more

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected president of Mexico on July 1.

Mexican bishops urge collaboration after election of Lopez Obrador

Jul 2, 2018

The bishops of Mexico congratulated Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador on his election as the next president of the country, stressing... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Santa Marta.

Pope Francis: Corrupt people can never be saints

Feb 8, 2018

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Thursday Pope Francis drew a distinction between the biblical figures of David and his son Solomon,... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

In February prayer video, Pope urges global leaders to resist corruption

Feb 1, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis in his latest prayer video places a spotlight on the problem of corruption, saying that it is the... Read more

Protesters march to parliament in protest President Jacob Zuma.

South Africa needs a better anti-corruption system, bishops say

Oct 16, 2017

South Africa’s Conference of Catholic Bishops has pushed for the development of an anti-corruption court, citing the damage to the... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peters Square for the general audience Sept. 21 2016.

Pope Francis: Fighting the mafia starts with cleaning up politics

Sep 21, 2017

In a meeting with Italy's Anti-Mafia Parliamentary Commission on Thursday, Pope Francis said that dismantling the mafia begins with a... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

This is how Pope Francis keeps his peace amid Vatican 'corruption'

Feb 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a lengthy, unscripted dialogue with 140 male religious superiors, Pope Francis admitted that there is “corruption” inside the Vatican,... Read more