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Vatican City, Jun 20, 2017 / 12:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an unexpected move in the Holy See’s ongoing financial reform, the Vatican announced on Tuesday the resignation of Libero Milone, General Auditor of the Holy See, effective immediately.
The brief Vatican statement simply said that Libero Milone had offered his resignation, and that the Vatican had accepted it.
Lack - Reason - Resignation - Speculating - Part
The lack of reason given for the resignation has some speculating that it is another part of the ongoing, internal conflicts of Vatican financial reform.
Milone’s resignation comes as a surprise because of the emphasis the Vatican placed on the importance of his position when it was created.
Election - Pope - Francis - Vatican - Bank
Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has sought to reform the Vatican’s bank and finances.
Francis created the position of General Auditor for the Holy See in February 2014 in an effort to increase financial transparency.
Appointment - Milone - Cardinal - George - Pell
Upon the appointment of Milone, Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, wrote in The Catholic Herald that having an independent auditor was a key part of the “separation of powers” necessary for...
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