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View From Latin America: Pope Francis Winning Over People in the Streets and in the Pews

David Briggs | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Scholars, religious leaders and journalists already see signs Pope Francis is making a difference.

Pope Francis' Finance Czar Comes Under Intense Scrutiny Over Spending

The Associated Press | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis' finance czar is coming under intense scrutiny after ruffling feathers at the Vatican as he seeks to impose order on its unruly finances....

Meet Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Pope Francis' Former Secretary Of State

The Huffington Post | Andrea Purgatori | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- “That there is the Casa di Santa Marta, where Pope Francis lives. That down there is the monastery where Pope Ratzinger retired. And...

The Vatican Bank's Secret History Of Hiding Mafia Money

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion

Gerald Posner's book God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican chronicles the secret side of the Vatican Bank, the Catholic Church's ...

French Financier Named New Head Of Vatican Bank

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, July 9 (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Wednesday it will separate its bank's investment business from...

Pope Francis Wants Vatican Finances To Be More Transparent And Charitable

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis on Friday told the first meeting of a newly-formed Vatican committee to reform Catholic Church finances that it should aim for transparen...

Vatican Bureaucratic Reforms Delayed

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis and his council of eight cardinals are unlikely to complete a radical shakeup of the Holy See’s administration, or C...

Pope Francis: 'Gays Should Not Be Marginalized'

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Janet Tavakoli

You can imagine what this means to gay Catholics. No Catholic can claim the Catholic Church is against gays.

'Clear Failings' Found At Vatican Bank

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

* Probe launched after prelate arrested over smuggling * Promises to "eradicate wrongdoing of clients" By Philip Pullell...

Inferno: Dan Brown Must Burn!

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 09.01.2013 | Books
Janet Tavakoli

One Catholic has been moved to do something about the Vatican's unpleasant facts. He's Pope Francis I, the first Jesuit to rule in the Vatican, and he's in the process of afflicting the comfortable. Life is imitating art.

Vatican Signs Financial Transparency Accord With U.S. Officials

Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) In a bid to improve its checkered record on financial transparency, the Vatican o...

Vatican Denies Role In Deal At Center Of Corruption Investigation

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion

ROME, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Vatican on Tuesday denied an Italian newspaper report linking its IOR bank to Monte dei Paschi di Siena's 2007 acquisiti...

Vatican Hires Anti-Money Laundering Guru

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The Vatican has hired Liechtenstein's former top anti-money laundering expert to ...

Report: Vatican Bank Compliant On 9 Out Of 16 Core Standards

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The scandal-plagued Vatican Bank has a long way to go in order to comply with international standards ...

Vatican Bank Touts New Transparency Amid Scandals

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) As European financial regulators meet in Strasbourg, France, the Vatican is bracing for a decision that could determine the success...

Vatican Bank Account Shut Down By Bank For Lack Of Transparency

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Religion

* Latest in series of image problems for Vatican bank * Vatican bank trying to meet EU's transparency rules By Philip Pu...

Italy Unfreezes $33 Million In Vatican Funds

Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Prosecutors in Rome on Wednesday (June 1) released $33 million (23 million euros) in ...

Putting Aside a Scandal-Ridden Church, Among Other Childish Things

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Leonce Gaiter

With evidence that the Pope enabled the rape of children through inaction, it is appropriate to examine the Church's authority on morality and spirituality.