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

The Institute for the Works of Religion earned €86.6 million in 2012, independently audited reports shows

Pope Francis has given his second major interview in 12 days (AP)

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Ernst von Freyberg (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

Bank president Ernst von Freyberg says launch is an ‘important’ step

'The idea that there is a lobby of masons at work in the Vatican is an old one' (Photo: CNS)

Should we be worried that Pope Francis mentioned a masonic lobby in his famous press conference?

The Pope answered questions on the Vatican Bank, women priests and the “gay lobby”

Pope Francis addresses journalists on his flight from Rio de Janeiro (Photo: CNS)

The Holy Father is challenging the defensiveness that has so harmed the Church’s mission

Pope Francis listens to a question from a journalist on his flight heading back to Rome from Rio on Monday (CNS)

Pope Francis holds surprise press conference on flight home from World Youth Day in Rio

Vatican bank (AP)

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Workers make last-minute preparations at the World Youth Day vigil venue (AP)

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Mgr Scarano (Photo: PA)

Vatican initiates investigation criminal investigation into how he used the accounts