Supervisory Commission of Cardinals on the IOR gets the ball rolling

Vatican Insider

The group of cardinals called to oversee the Institute for the Works of Religion met today to “draw up guidelines for their action”


“The Supervisory Commission of Cardinals on the Institute for the Works of Religion met at 9 am today, Monday 28 April, to draw up guidelines for their action,” the Vatican said in a short statement. It has also been decided that the Supervisory Commission will initially meet thrice yearly, notwithstanding special circumstances necessitating other meetings,” the Vatican statement added.

The Commission, which oversees the body popularly known as the Vatican Bank, was reshuffled last January and its members currently comprise its president, Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello, who is Archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and by cardinals Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna; Thomas Christopher Collins, Archbishop of Toronto; French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran who is President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Some of the Commission’s members have a close relationship of trust with Pope Francis.

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