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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 03.29.2014 | 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 ...

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...

Secrecy Obsessed Vatican Bank Opens Doors

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican bank, one of the more secretive institutions of the secrecy-obsessed Vatican, opened itself up to a little external s...

Vatican Bank Chief Ousted After No-Confidence Vote

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The president of the Vatican bank has effectively been ousted after receiving a unanimous vote of no-confidence from bank oversee...

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 ...

Vatican Creates Financial Watchdog Amid Bank Probe

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Thursday created a financial watchdog agency and issued new laws to fight money laundering and terrorist financing...

Vatican Bank Facing Money Laundering Probe

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Italian authorities seized euro23 million ($30 million) from a Vatican bank account Tuesday and said they have begun investigatin...

Vatican: Bank's Money-Laundering Probe 'Caused By Misunderstanding'

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Wednesday the seizure by police of euro23 million ($30 million) from a Vatican bank account and the investigatio...

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.