Posts Tagged ‘Vatican employees’

Vatican employees balk at lack of full shutdown amid virus

Monday, March 30th, 2020

The Vatican is under pressure to let more employees work from home as its offices remain open two weeks after the Italian government ordered Italians home and shut down all non-essential businesses in an urgent attempt to contain the coronavirus. Vatican employees in three different offices expressed alarm March 24 that superiors had adopted different Read more

No papal bonus for Vatican employees

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

In a break with tradition, Pope Francis has decided not to issue the special bonus that Vatican employees normally receive when a new Pope is elected. Instead, the Pope who has said he wants a “poor Church, for the poor” has decided that extra money will be given to charity. In 2005, some 4000 Vatican Read more

Swipecards are part of tougher Vatican security measures

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

As a result of the Vatileaks scandal, all Vatican employees are being given magnetic ID cards which they will have to swipe every time they enter or exit the city. According to Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli, a chip in the cards will make it possible to locate the card’s owner at any time. The cards Read more