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

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

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Council of Cardinals advise Francis on reform of Vatican bureaucracy

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

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

Moneyval also requests Vatican bank inspection

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

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

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