Posts Tagged ‘financial transparency’

Archbishop Byrnes responds to concerns raised about financial accountability

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Coadjutor Archbishop of Agaña Michael Byrnes says, since his appointment, making the Archdiocese transparent and accountable has been one of his goals. In that desire for accountability, he is now addressing concerns regarding the Kamalen Karidat (KK) ministries which have been raised by Concerned Catholics of Guam (CCOG). Established in 1993, KK helps provide food Read more

Millionaire pastor’s church – former member calls for more transparency

Monday, December 11th, 2017

A Maserati-driving pastor who owns $4 million of property needs to be more open and transparent about his church’s finances, former members say. Murray Watkinson, a former carpet layer who sold his carpet business in Wellington in 1975 after “encountering God in a supernatural way”, began the Celebration Centre church in 1990 in Aranui with Read more

Cardinal Ribat – projects must be financially accountable and transparent

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Churches in Papua New Guinea (PNG) engaged in health, HIV and AIDS and education projects and programmes are encouraged to continue to be accountable and transparent before God when dealing with public funds. They also must ensure the promotion of good governance “as we continue to provide vital basic services to our people in PNG.” Read more

A Vatican watershed on transparency, and a new tool for reformers

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

For sure, I’m no Nostradamus. To cite just one example of my failures as a prognosticator, in 1999 I published a biography of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger containing four reasons why his election as pope was improbable. We’re now, of course, into the eighth year of his reign. A month ago, however, I finally got one Read more

Holy See passes financial transparency audit, but could do better

Friday, July 20th, 2012

After passing a financial transparency audit by European bank inspectors, the Holy See says it is still working towards a robust and sustainable system to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The audit by Moneyval, a department of the Council of Europe, followed a request by the Holy See last year for an Read more