• Key figures in pope’s financial reform carry some baggage

    Key figures in pope’s financial reform carry some baggage

    • Jul 16, 2016

    Pope Francis was elected in March 2013 on a reform mandate, and quickly got to work trying to clean up Vatican finances. The effort has been beset with headaches and tensions, however, and two new key figures who’ve faced questions marks themselves are now set to play a more prominent role.

  • Vatican’s old guard may have notched a Pyrrhic victory

    Vatican’s old guard may have notched a Pyrrhic victory

    • Jul 10, 2016

    On Saturday, Pope Francis issued an edict restoring several financial powers to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), taking them away from Australian Cardinal George Pell and his Secretariat for the Economy. With power, however, also comes the blame if something goes wrong.