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

David Briggs | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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...

Vatican Bank Reports Big Dip In Profit

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican Bank has reported a big dip in profits as Pope Francis presses reforms to make the scandal-tainted institution more tr...

Pope Francis Fires Everyone On Financial Watchdog Board

AP | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has ousted the all-Italian board of the Vatican's financial watchdog agency, installing a more international set of...

Vatican Bank Audit Reveals 202 'Suspicious' Transactions In 2013

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Monday that "corrective measures" were necessary at the Holy See's troubled bank to...

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...

Vatican Bank Gets Pope's Blessing

AP | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given his backing to the Vatican Bank to keep operating as it strives to improve compliance with international ...

2 Suspected Of Fraud Plot At Vatican Bank

AP | Posted 05.29.2014 | Crime

ROME (AP) — Italian finance police say a suspected plot to swindle the Vatican bank was foiled after Vatican guards became suspicious of two foreign...

Pope Plans Major Overhaul Of Vatican Finances

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis penned a new missive on the injustices of poverty Wednesday amid indications he is eyeing a major overhaul of the V...

Vatican Monsignor Arrested For Money Laundering

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican monsignor already on trial for allegedly plotting to smuggle 20 million euros ($26 million) from Switzerland to Italy ...

Pope Francis Cleans House At Vatican Bank

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made another move to clean house at the troubled Vatican bank, naming a new roster of cardinal advisers to repl...

The Vatican Shouldn't Be Proud Of Their Finance Report Card

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — European evaluators have given the Vatican a mixed report card in its efforts to comply with international norms to fight money ...

Check Out The First Vatican Bank Report

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican took another step in its efforts to be more financially transparent by publishing a first-ever annual report for the Vatic...

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 Bank Director, Deputy Resign Amid Scandal

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion

ROME — The director of the embattled Vatican bank and his deputy resigned Monday, the latest heads to roll in a broadening finance scandal that ...

Vatican Credit Stop Emblematic Of Finance Woes

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 06.13.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican put a new coin on sale last week to commemorate its historic papal transition. Too bad overseas collectors won't be able t...

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 ...