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Vatican Money Laundering

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 ...

Vatican Freezes Assets Monsignor Arrested In $26 Million Plot

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.12.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has frozen the assets of a monsignor who was arrested in a plot to smuggle 20 million euro ($26 million) into Italy and wa...

The Skeleton in the Papal Closet

Edward Jay Epstein | Posted 06.21.2013 | World
Edward Jay Epstein

The new Pope Francis is clearly a well-intentioned man. But all his austerity measures, personnel changes, and efforts at transparency will do little to change its century-old insolvency problem. Now, more than ever, the Vatican needs money.

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 ...

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...

Scandalized Vatican Calls New Book 'Criminal'

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.19.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has denounced as "criminal" a new book of leaked internal documents that shed light on power struggles inside the Hol...

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...

The Vatican Tries To Explain Money Laundering Ties

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican on Friday sought to explain its presence for the first time on a U.S. list of countries that are a potential hub for money...

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...