Francis trims Pell’s admin functions

The Pope has clipped Cardinal George Pell’s wings by removing some of the administrative functions done by his department.

Pope Francis essentially reversed a 2014 law that had transferred the main operational section of the patrimony office to the Australian cardinal’s Secretariat for the Economy as of Saturday.

Francis said he is removing the tasks because there needs to be an unequivocal and full separation between those who manage Vatican assets and those who supervise them.

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