The Vatican Bank. From day one it was clear Pope Francis was no friend of deregulated capitalism, let alone murky financial speculation.  Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

As tourists walk past the Porta Sant’Anna in Rome, just off St Peter’s Square, few pay much attention to the strange-looking, rounded tower that sits (...)

A flower mosaic is created in  Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The director and deputy director of the Vatican’s bank have resigned following the arrest of a senior cleric with close connections to the bank who is accused of plotting to smuggle €20 million into Italy from Switzerland. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

The director and deputy director of the Vatican bank resigned today following the arrest of a senior cleric with close connections to the bank who is (...)