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Latest stories: Vatican Finances

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Swiss Accounts Frozen in Vatican Property Deal Probe

Tens of millions of euros have been frozen in Swiss banks as part of the investigation into a Vatican property investment, according to a Swiss media report.

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Pope Francis Reforms Vatican City Courts With New Law

The new law provides enhanced safeguards for the independence of judges and prosecutors in Vatican City.

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Suspension Revoked For Vatican’s Financial Watchdog Authority

The new head of the Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) announced Thursday that the Vatican’s internal financial watchdog’s suspension from an international group has been revoked, and the AIF can resume collaboration with foreign financial intelligence units.

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Vatican Investments Linked to Global Money Laundering Investigations

A fund in which the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has invested tens of millions of euros has links to two Swiss banks investigated or implicated in bribery and money laundering scandals involving more than one billion dollars. The fund is under investigation by Vatican authorities.

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Pope names financial supervisor president of watchdog authority

Pope Francis Wednesday appointed an auditor and Italian banking consultant as president of the Financial Information Authority (AIF), the Vatican’s internal financial watchdog.

Rene Bruelhart. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

President of Vatican's Financial Watchdog Authority Ends Term

The Vatican announced Monday that René Brüelhart, president of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) has ended a five-year term and Pope Francis has chosen his successor.

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McCarrick: Foundation ‘irresponsible’ to Question Controversial Vatican Grant

McCarrick made the intervention in December 2017, after objections were raised to the Vatican’s request of $25 million from the Papal Foundation, for a bankrupt Italian hospital, the Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata (IDI). 

His Eminence Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, June 27, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Vatican Cardinals Linked to Missing Millions and Financial Scandal

Cardinal Angelo Becciu and Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi have been key players in a complicated series of financial transactions to finance the Vatican Secretariat of State’s 2015 acquisition of the hospital.