Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church who dared to try turn the centuries-old Vatican administration upside down and clean it up, stressed that “corruption is an ancient evil,” which did not outmanoeuvre the Church.
Pope Francis urged Christians on Tuesday to stay close to the Holy Spirit because the worldly spirit leaves them unable to separate good from bad and makes them prone to corruption - something the pontiff described as “worse than sin.”
Financial corruption exists in the Vatican, admitted Pope Francis who described it as a “scandal,” but he also pointed out that the Vatican has taken necessary steps to deal with it, theVatican News reported Tuesday.
The pope’s chief bodyguard has resigned after an internal memo was leaked to the media, which identified five employees of the city-state who are facing investigation in the latest financial scandal gripping the Catholic Church.
The Vatican has appointed one of Italy’s top anti-mafia prosecutors to head its criminal tribunal, just days after raids were carried out in the Holy See over alleged financial wrongdoing.
The Vatican released Pope Francis’s renewed statutes for the governance of the Vatican Bank on Saturday, which will bring in an external auditor for the first time and introduce new ethical guidelines for members of the bank's staff.
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