• Pope rolls the dice on reform blending old guard with new wave

    Pope rolls the dice on reform blending old guard with new wave

    • Oct 25, 2016

    A deal between the Vatican and Italy on taxation of income from accounts at the Vatican bank was decreed by the Secretariat of State, not the new Secretariat for the Economy, confirming that for Pope Francis, more and more reform is a blend of the old and the new.

  • Going behind the scenes with the Pope’s sounding board

    Going behind the scenes with the Pope’s sounding board

    • Sep 12, 2016

    From the outside it might seem like Pope Francis’s council of cardinal advisers, which meets with him on a regular basis, hasn’t yet delivered many sweeping reforms, but Cardinal Oswald Gracias of India says the pontiff consults with the group on 75-80 percent of all the big decisions he makes.

  • Cardinal Pell vigorously rejects sex abuse allegations

    Cardinal Pell vigorously rejects sex abuse allegations

    • Jul 27, 2016

    Cardinal George Pell, the prelate brought in by Pope Francis to reform the Vatican’s financial systems, has vigorously rejected accusations of sexual abuse reportedly being investigated by Australian police, saying that they amount to a “scandalous smear campaign.”