Pope Francis takes away top office’s financial power

Inside The Vatican

06-01-2021 • 20 mins


Welcome to Inside the Vatican’s 100th episode! This week, host Colleen Dulle and Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell celebrate their 100th episode, reminiscing on their favorite memories of the last two years of “Inside the Vatican.” They also give updates on Vatican City’s soon-to-arrive coronavirus vaccines and Pope Francis’ recent sciatica flare-up. (Don’t worry, he’s OK.) Colleen and Gerry also dive into a recent legally binding order from Pope Francis instructing the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, which was once its most powerful office, to transfer all of its assets to the Vatican’s financial oversight office and removing their office’s investing power. The decision comes as financial misconduct in the Secretariat of State is being investigated. With the investigation ongoing, Colleen asks, is Pope Francis jumping the gun with this punitive measure? Support “Inside the Vatican” by subscribing to America: americamagazine.org/subscribe Links from the show: Gerard O’Connell: Pope Francis cancels his New Year’s plans due to ‘a painful sciatica’ Gerard O’Connell: Pope Francis tests negative for Covid-19 after two close advisors were infected Pope formally strips Vatican secretariat of state of assets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices