Pope Francis tells Vatican bureaucracy reform will go ahead with ‘firm resolve’

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Pope Francis speaks during the traditional greetings to the Roman Curia in the Sala Clementina of the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli courtesy of Reuters

Pope Francis speaks during the traditional greetings to the Roman Curia in the Sala Clementina of the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli courtesy of Reuters

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) At the start of traditional Christmas greetings to the Roman Curia the pope said he was suffering from flu and excused himself for reading the speech sitting down. But his voice was strong and he showed no signs of weakening on his overhaul at the top.

  • Betty Clermont

    “reforms to make it more efficient and honest”? Like the dismal records of other advisers, consulting and auditing firms this pope has hired, on Dec. 12, 2015, Pope Francis appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers to audit the Vatican’s financial statements. PwC has helped hundreds of multinational corporations avoid taxes, was AIG’s auditor through years of “questionable dealings,” paid US$229 million to shareholders over an accounting fraud, was fined by the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB) of the UK a record £1.4m for wrongly reporting to the Financial Services Authority, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) found significant deficiencies in their auditing of US public companies per wikipedia.