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Nov 8, 2015

Pope deplores Vatican leaks, says reforms will continue

VATICAN CITY, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday
condemned the leak of sensitive Vatican documents as a
deplorable crime but said it would not distract him from forging
ahead with reforms at the Holy See.

The leaks are one of the biggest internal scandals to hit
Francis’ papacy and were reminiscent of the “Vatileaks” furore
that preceded the resignation of former Pope Benedict in 2013.
The Italian media has dubbed the latest episodes “Vatileaks II”.

Nov 6, 2015

Pope says as boy he wanted to be butcher

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis, who has vowed to reform the Roman Catholic Church, making it leaner and simpler, has disclosed that as a little boy he wanted to become a butcher.

He made the comment in an interview with Straatnieuws, a Dutch newspaper written by and for homeless people.

Nov 4, 2015

Pope faces resistance to reform Vatican, new books say

VATICAN CITY, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Two new books by Italian
journalists depict a Vatican plagued by mismanagement, greed and
corruption and where Pope Francis faces stiff resistance from
the old guard to his reform agenda.

The books draw in part on leaked documents, reviving
memories of the “Vatileaks” scandal of 2012, which preceded the
shock resignation of former Pope Benedict the following year.

Nov 4, 2015
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Pope Francis still faces stiff resistance to reform Vatican, new books say

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(Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi is surrounded by the media after a news conference for his new book “Merchants in the Temple” in Rome, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

Two new books by Italian journalists depict a Vatican plagued by mismanagement, greed, cronyism and corruption and where Pope Francis still faces stiff resistance from the old guard to his reform agenda.

Nov 3, 2015

Pope still faces stiff resistance to reform Vatican, new books say

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Two new books by Italian journalists depict a Vatican plagued by mismanagement, greed, cronyism and corruption and where Pope Francis still faces stiff resistance from the old guard to his reform agenda.

The books, “Merchants in the Temple,” by Gianluigi Nuzzi and “Avarice,” by Emiliano Fittipaldi, which are being released in Italy on Wednesday, have already been condemned by the Vatican.

Nov 3, 2015
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Exclusive: Vatican inspectors suspect key office was used for money laundering

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(Pope Francis delivers “Urbi et Orbi” message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Vatican financial investigators suspect a department of the Holy See which oversees real estate and investments was used in the past for possible money laundering, insider trading and market manipulation, according to a report seen by Reuters.

Nov 3, 2015

Vatican inspectors suspect key office was used for money laundering

* APSA was seen as more secretive than Vatican bank

* Vatican has asked Italian, Swiss magistrates for
cooperation

* Pope Francis has made cleaning up Vatican finances a
priority

By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY, Nov 3(Reuters) – Vatican financial
investigators suspect a department of the Holy See which
oversees real estate and investments was used in the past for
possible money laundering, insider trading and market
manipulation, according to a report seen by Reuters.

The information in the confidential document, which covers
the period from 2000 to 2011, has been passed on to Italian and
Swiss investigators for their checks because some activity tied
to the accounts allegedly took place in these countries, a
senior Vatican source said.

Nov 2, 2015
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Vatican arrests monsignor and laywoman suspected of leaking secret documents

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(Starlings fill the sky around the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Helgren)

Two members of a commission Pope Francis set up to study reforms, including a high-ranking Holy See official, have been arrested on suspicion of leaking confidential documents, the Vatican said on Monday.

Nov 2, 2015

Vatican arrests cleric, laywoman suspected of leaking secret documents

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Two members of a commission Pope Francis set up to study reforms, including a high-ranking Holy See official, have been arrested on suspicion of leaking confidential documents, the Vatican said on Monday.

It was one of the biggest internal scandals to hit Francis’ papacy so far and was reminiscent of the “Vatileaks” furor that preceded the resignation of former Pope Benedict in 2013.

Nov 1, 2015
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Pope Francis hints his Central African Republic visit could be cancelled

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(Pope Francis gestures during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Pope Francis indicated on Sunday that his planned visit to the Central African Republic this month could be cancelled if violence between Christians and Muslims there worsens.