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Saturday, June 01, 2013

19,000 Vatican Bank accounts to be checked

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The specific measures for the implementation of his plans have been announced by IOR president von Freyberg to the daily newspaper "Corriere della Sera" (Friday) . Thus, the balance sheets of the bank are in future to be available on the website and the accounts of all 19,000 customers are to be checked.

"To be clear, you have to declare what you are doing, so that you can be a respected member of the international financial system and the Church. This is why we have decided to behave as you would expect from any other financial institution. Our website will be live from October 1, and we will maintain regular contact with the media, "said the IOR President from Germany, in post since February.

To conform to the criteria of the Council of Europe's Transparency Committee "MONEYVAL" all bank accounts - there were 18,900 by the end of 2012 - are to be checked von Freyberg further announced. However, in many of them, minimal amounts have been deposited, said the IOR boss.

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Only a matter of time before the head of the CDF becomes a Cardinal

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The appointment of the former Bishop of Regensburg, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller as Cardinal is probably only a matter of time.

According to a report of a Cham newspaper, the private secretary to the archbishop, Monsignor Slawomir Sledziewski said this during the celebration of Pentecost in Kötzting . The Monsignor attended the celebration with his boss and said the latter would be one of the candidates in the next consistory. This is the body of the Curia which Pope Francis convenes in order to "create" new Cardinals. Even today, the email address which Müller and his secretary use to answer e-mails says "Cardinale Prefetto". Müller is as Prefect of the Congregation which is probably the most important "Dicastery" (equivalent a Ministry in a government) within the Curia.

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The future Cardinal in horseback procession