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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)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

Pope Francis announced the extraordinary synod in October last year  (CNS)

New members include Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin

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

Experts praise new Vatican financial laws

Moneyval also requests Vatican bank inspection

Pope Francis with members of the Council of Cardinals (CNS)

Scandals, including those involving child abuse and the Vatican Bank, make the task of evangelisation harder

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Vatican spokesman says new law will help ensure ‘integrity and stability’ of Church finances