Pope names auditor general for the Vatican

Pope Francis has named former Deloitte, Italy, chairman Libero Milone as the Vatican’s new auditor general.

Under statutes approved by the Pope earlier this year, the auditor general will have the power to audit the books of any Vatican office.

He will report directly to the Pope.

Having an independent auditor helps ensure the “separation of powers” needed for reforming the Vatican’s economic activity.

Among Mr Milone’s previous work was three years as a member of the audit committee of the United Nations’ World Food Programme.

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