Financial Intelligence Authority Member Of Egmont Group

Vatican City, 4 July 2013 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office has today issued a communique stating that the Egmont Group, a global network of Financial Intelligence Units, has admitted the Financial Intelligence Authority of the Holy See and Vatican City State (AIF) as a full member at its 21st Group Plenary in Sun [...]

First Annual Report Of The Vatican Financial Information Authority

Vatican City, 22 May 2013 (VIS) – This afternoon in the Press Office of the Holy See, Rene Brulhart, director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority (L’Autorità di Informazione Finanziara, AIF), presented the AIF’s first annual report, which examines their activities and statistics from 2012. The AIF is the competent authority of the Holy See [...]

Financial Information Authority Appoints New Director and Executive

Vatican City, 7 November 2012 (VIS) – Francesco De Pasquale, director of the Financial Information Authority (AIF) since June 2011, has been appointed to the board of the AIF. He is succeeded by Rene Bruelhart, former director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Liechtenstein. Francesco De Pasquale, who has extensive experience at the “Ufficio [...]

Holy See Financial Statements For 2011

Vatican City, 5 July 2012 (VIS) – The Council of Cardinals for the Study of the Organisational and Economic Problems of the Holy See met in the Vatican on Tuesday 3 July and Wednesday 4 July, under the presidency of Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, president of the Prefecture for [...]

Global financial authority: a practical idea?

A man holds a placard during an Oct 22 protest in Berlin denouncing current banking and financial industry practices worldwide. The Vatican on Oct 24 issued its call for global financial reform, recommending the creation of a world political authority with broad powers to regulate markets and rein in the inequalities of capitalist development. CNS [...]

Holy See Financial Statements for 2010

VATICAN CITY, 2 JUL 2011 (VIS) – The Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Holy See met in the Vatican from 30 June to 1 July, under the presidency of Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. A communique published today explains that the Holy See consolidated financial [...]