The Catholic Weekly: Questions Intensify Over Money Flow

St. Peter's

Speaking at a webinar on transparency in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Pell, former prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy said that Pope Francis’ efforts to reform the Vatican’s finances, including a recent measure that removed financial assets from the control of the Vatican Secretariat of State, would hopefully bring much-needed accountability. “There’s no […]

katholiche.de: Kardinal Pell fordert bessere Rechenschaft beim Peterspfennig

Cardinal Pell

Der Vatikan sollte die Verwendung von Spenden des sogenannten Peterspfennigs nach Ansicht von Kardinal George Pell genauer dokumentieren. Er könne die Enttäuschung und Skepsis vieler Spender nach dem Finanzskandal des vatikanischen Staatssekretariats verstehen, sagte Pell am Donnerstag bei einem Online-Seminar in Rom. Die Einnahmen des Peterspfennig sollten für karitative Zwecke verwendet werden, teils auch für den Betrieb der Kurie, “aber sicher nicht […]

Crux: Vatican financial reform going in the right direction, Pell says

Cardinal Pell speaking

Pell referred to both past and present Vatican scandals, suggesting that had these steps been taken sooner, “A good deal of the present troubles, especially the London troubles, they might not have been prevented, but they certainly would have been recognized earlier.” Pell’s mention of London refers to the controversial $225 million land deal in […]

Fr. Robert Gahl speaks to SkyNews Australia About Cardinal Becciu Scandal

Fr. Gahl speaks to SkyNews Australia

Fr. Robert Gahl gave a live interview on Sky News about allegations that Cardinal Becciu sent Vatican money to Australia to fund false accusations against Cardinal Pell. Pope Francis’ reform team continues to fight corruption and promote transparency and now with Card. Pell in Rome. https://youtu.be/propMRu9YZE

The Church, Accountability, and Money

Money and people

As I wrote to you last week, when it comes to the current events in Rome surrounding Cardinal Angelo Becciu and Vatican financial dealings, I only know to expect the unexpected. This week brought the news that the Cardinal (stripped of his rights as a cardinal by Pope Francis as announced on September 24) allegedly […]

Pell: Great Ministry Depends Upon Good Administration

Fr. Anthony

After unjustly spending over 400 days in jail and having plenty of time to reflect and pray, it’s not a surprise that George Cardinal Pell would use one of his first public addresses to speak of priorities. However, no one could have expected him to give the Church at-large clear priorities with such noble simplicity. No […]

Cardinal Pell Endorses the Global Institute of Church Management

Cardinal George Pell

Speaking from Australia, George Cardinal Pell addressed the June 30, 2020, launch of the Global Institute of Church Management and endorsed the endeavor, saying, “To say the Church is not a business provides no justification for us to be inefficient, much less corrupt.” Watch the full video:

Cardinal Pell Endorses the GICM

Cardinal Pell addresses GICM

Speaking from Australia, Cardinal Pell discusses the critical role of management education in the global Church: “To say the Church is not a business provides no justification for us to be inefficient, much less corrupt.”