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Jan 15, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican court is due to hold a sentence hearing next week in a criminal trial against the former president of the Institute for Religious Works.
Jan 14, 2021 - 01:50 pm .- Cardinal George Pell welcomed Thursday Pope Francis’ inclusion of lay women on the Vatican’s economy council, saying he hopes “clear headed” women will help “sentimental males” do the right thing concerning Church finances.
Jan 13, 2021 - 06:30 am .- Australia’s financial crime watchdog has said that it vastly overestimated Vatican transfers, local media reported on Wednesday.
Jan 12, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- A Rome court has ruled that the search and seizure of money and other valuables from the home of a suspended Vatican official in November last year was “illegitimate” for not following proper legal channels, and ordered the cash be restored, according to Italian media reports.
Jan 7, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Australia’s financial crime watchdog said Thursday that it is conducting a “detailed review” of Vatican-linked transfers worth $1.8 billion.
Jan 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Australia’s Catholic bishops are considering raising questions with the country’s financial watchdog authority about whether any Catholic organizations were among the recipients of billions of Australian dollars in transfers reputedly from the Vatican.
Dec 28, 2020 - 05:10 am .- Pope Francis issued a new law Monday reorganizing Vatican finances following a series of scandals. 
Dec 21, 2020 - 04:47 pm .- Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of sexual abuse, spoke this week about his time in prison, his hopes for the future, and his thoughts on Vatican financial reform efforts.
Dec 17, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Council for the Economy held an online meeting this week to discuss several challenges to Vatican finances, including the city state's pension fund.
Dec 7, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican’s Promoter of Justice is seeking an eight-year jail term for a former president of the Institute for Religious Works, according to Italian media reports.
Dec 5, 2020 - 07:35 am .- Pope Francis approved Saturday sweeping changes to the Vatican’s financial watchdog authority.
Dec 3, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Despite his attempts to fight his way back to credibility, there seems little prospect of a return to favor for the disgraced Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who is now effectively a cardinal-in-name-only.
Nov 30, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Cardinal George Pell has spoken of his surprise at the apparent extent of “criminality” involved in recent Vatican financial scandals.
Nov 27, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Vatican investigators have been granted full access to Swiss banking documentation related to long-time Vatican investment manager Enrico Crasso.
Nov 23, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu is launching a second defamation lawsuit in relation to “offensive” media reports surrounding the events that led to his resignation from the rights of a cardinal, his lawyer told CNA Nov. 23. 
Nov 19, 2020 - 07:30 am .- A Vatican bishop said this week that a committee of outside professionals is being created to help keep Holy See investments both ethical and profitable.
Nov 18, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu said Wednesday he is taking legal action against an Italian media outlet for publishing “unfounded accusations” against him.
Nov 17, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Police have found hundreds of thousands of euros in cash hidden in two homes of a suspended Vatican official under investigation for corruption, according to Italian media reports.
Nov 12, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Vatican announced Thursday that it had appointed an interim president of the foundation which owns and operates a scandal-ridden dermatological hospital in Rome.
Nov 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Rome financial police executed a search warrant this week against three figures tied to the Vatican's London property scandal. According to Italian media reports, the warrant was issued as part of an investigation into suspicions that the three were working together to defraud the Secretariat of State.

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