Vatican, US sign historic agreement to go after tax evaders

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Pope Francis delivers "Urbi et Orbi" message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on April 5, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-VATICAN-TAXES, originally transmitted on June 10, 2015.

Pope Francis delivers "Urbi et Orbi" message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on April 5, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-VATICAN-TAXES, originally transmitted on June 10, 2015.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The United States on Wednesday (June 10) signed an agreement with the Vatican to trace American taxpayers hiding assets within the walls of the city-state, the latest step in the Holy See’s push for greater financial transparency.