Posts Tagged ‘Secretariat of State’

Secretariat of State has not turned over financial control despite papal mandate

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Secretariat of State

Five months after Pope Francis issued new norms governing Vatican finances, the Secretariat of State has not yet given to the Secretariat of the Economy oversight and control over funds — a handover ordered by the pope — several Vatican officials have charged. Neither the Secretariat of State nor the Vatican press office have responded Read more

New chief of protocol at Vatican announced

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The new Chief of Protocol of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State is Msgr. Joseph Murphy. Murphy, who is 49, succeeds Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt. Read more Related Posts:Lay chief says Vatican communications serve unity in…Pope Francis removes financial authority from…Adoration is like radiotherapy for our sinfulnessVatican indicts Cardinal Becciu, nine others in…

Pell surprised at suspension of Vatican audit

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The Vatican’s finance chief, Cardinal George Pell, has expressed surprise at the suspension of an independent audit of the Vatican’s finances. The Vatican’s Secretariat of State suspended the audit by international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers last week. This is four months after the Vatican had announced PwC was to perform the audit. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Read more

Commission of Cardinals to investigate Vatileaks

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Pope Benedict has established a commission of Cardinals, chaired by an Opus Dei troubleshooer, to investigate the leaks of sensitive documents to the media that allege corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican. The statement, released yesterday by the Secretariat of State, says the purpose of the commission is “to undertake an authoritative investigation and throw Read more