Pope Francis sets up a requisition of analysis to survey Vatican bank


The foundation, one of the planet’s generally hidden banks, has been assailed by assertions of cash laundering. It has 114 representatives and $7.1bn (£4.6bn; 5.4bn euros) of possessions.

The new requisition is tasked with guaranteeing the bank works in “concordance” with the mission of the Church. It is made up of Mary Ann Glendon, a Harvard law teacher, and four senior pastors: Italian cardinal Raffaele Farina, French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, Spanish religious administrator Juan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de Chinchetru and Us minister Monsignor Peter Bryan Wells.

On 15 June, the Pope designated Monsignor Battista Mario Salvatore Ricca as the bank’s break prelate – successfully his agent at the organization. In February, German legal advisor Ernst von Freyberg was named the bank’s new administrator, eight months after his antecedent was removed in the middle of a cash laundering request. His arrangement was one of the final demonstrations of Pope Francis’ ancestor, Benedict Xvi. Mr von Freyberg start initiating reconnoiters the bank’s 19,000 records, which are generally held by Vatican workers, philanthropies, clerics and nuns.


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