June 28, 2013

ANALYSIS: Pope Francis confronts his first scandal in Vatican Bank mess

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Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City. Now, he faces first-year scrutiny. RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini

Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City. Now, he faces first-year scrutiny. RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis moved to act even before the new crisis at the Vatican Bank erupted -- signaling his resolve to tackle a persistent source of scandal that his predecessors were unwilling or unable to put down.

  • dorothy mccabe

    It’s about time the Vatican is coming under scrutiny. i have been to Rome five times, the latest three weeks ago a papal visit once (a sham). People in the US don’t get it more coverage of the vatican is needed and much more reporting in a honest and uncensored manner.

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  • Gemma

    In retrospect, missing that RAI Concert for the Year of Faith seems justified considering the looming disturbance in the horizon, of which he must have been made aware of. If he went, it would have been like Nero fiddling while Rome was up in flames.

  • William McCormick

    The author of this article has misrepresented in his zeal to attack the Catholic Church. A “prelate” is a bishop, and the priest in question is not a “prelate”.

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  • aiyede rotimi

    Pope Francis is acting out the spirit and letters of Pope JohnPaul the first in halting criminal acts by men of the cloak using the name of God and the Church.