Pope Francis  at the Vatican.  Photograph: Riccardo De Luca/AP Photo

The Vatican released information on its real-estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of i(...)

French financier Jean-Baptiste de Franssu (left), new president of the Institute for Religious Works (IOR) or Vatican Bank, with predecessor Ernst von Freyberg (right), during a press conference after Holy See economy prefect Cardinal George Pell announced his appointment today. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

The Vatican said today it would separate its bank’s investment business from its Church payments work to try to clean up after years of scandal, and v(...)

Peter Sutherland:  will be involved in implementing any proposed reforms

Former attorney general Peter Sutherland will play a role in the ongoing process of curia reform instigated by Pope Francis.As a “consultor” to the Ad(...)