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Ernst von Freyberg, president of the Institute for Religious Works (AP)

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Francis holds on a press conference on the flight to Rome (AP) Below: A video of the press conference (CNS)

Pope confirms Vatican is probing claims about Cardinal Bertone’s handling of funds

The Vatican has denied claims that Cardinal Bertone withdrew funds without approval (AP)

Fr Lombardi says former secretary of state acted properly

The Vatican Bank has reported a huge increase in suspect transactions

Huge increase over the past couple of years noted

Secrets of the Vatican aired last night on Channel 4 (CNS)

Secrets of the Vatican asks some worthy questions but makes sweeping statements at points

Pope Francis greets an ambassador to the Holy See in January (AP)

Britain’s ambassador to the Holy See says it’s been a joy to see the first year of the pontificate unfold

Mgr Alfred Xuereb assists Francis with his skullcap at a general audience (AP)

Pope names Mgr Alfred Xuereb general secretary of the new Secretariat for the Economy

Francis called for peace in Ukraine at the Angelus yesterday (AP)

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The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

Council of Cardinals advise Francis on reform of Vatican bureaucracy

Mgr Scarano (Photo: PA)

Vatican prelate, already under house arrest, accused of money laundering