Catholic Church corruption: Pope Francis under fire

Pope Francis gives his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on September 13, 2017 in Vatican City. PHOTO | ANDREAS SOLARO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • In recent days the 80-year-old has found himself accused of throwing in the towel on cleaning up how the Church handles its vast wealth.
  • The Vatican has won praise in recent years from a European financial watchdog for cleaning up the scandal-tainted Vatican Bank, albeit qualified by criticism over a lack of follow-through prosecutions.



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