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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Vatican Bank
– IOR), commonly known as the Vatican Bank, is a privately held institute located inside Vatican City run by a professional bank CEO who reports directly to a committee of cardinals, and ultimately to the Pope (or the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church during a sede vacante). Since its assets are not considered property of the Holy See, it is not overseen by the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, and it is listed in the Annuario Pontificio together with foundations such as the John Paul II Foundation for the Sahel, which provides funds for training people to fight drought and desertification in nine African countries. The current President is Ettore Gotti Tedeschi. - Source: Wikipedia
The Institute for Religious Works, or 'Vatican Bank', has released its annual report for 2013, announcing the start of the second phase of its intended reform.
Pope Francis has more than made good on his promise to investigate the scandal-tainted financial wing of the Vatican, cleaning house with such vigor that at least one Catholic Church watcher is calling it akin to an earthquake.
For the first time in history, the Vatican will host two popes.
Pope Francis marked his first Easter Mass with ambitious calls for world peace, better protection of the environment and an end to greed, as he addressed the biggest crowd yet to see him.
As the Roman Catholic Church’s cardinals prepare to choose Benedict XVI’s successor as pope, two have emerged as favorites — Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan and Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of Sao Paolo, Brazil — according to Italian media.