In a Jan. 13 statement, the Vatican said the new figure is “attributable, among other things, to some contractual obligations and the ordinary management of its resources.”
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Working with the Vatican’s Supervisory and Financial Information Authority, AUSTRAC found that there were 362 transfers from the Vatican to Australia between 2014 and 2020, amounting to $7.4 million.
Senior Vatican officials tell the Register they are continuing to investigate reports that $1.8 billion was wired between 2014 and 2020, but what happened and why remains very unclear.
The Australian Catholic bishops said they had no knowledge of any Catholic dioceses, charities, or organizations in the country receiving the funds, and Vatican officials have also denied knowledge of the transfers,
The report by an Australian newspaper, which drew on documents from Australia’s financial crime regulator, did not detail where the money was dispersed.
Taking the religious name St. Mary of the Cross, Sr. MacKillop founded what would go on to be the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart.
Ater media reports about the proposed new curriculum, Fr. Christopher de Souza wrote that “the curriculum does not teach gender theory or gender studies or associated material,” and that it “does not teach students anything that is contrary to the Catholic faith.”
Multiple priests wrote to tell the committee that they would not violate the seal of confession, and numerous priests pointed out that the law would be unenforceable, as confessions are usually made anonymously.
Archbishop Coleridge has said the law would make priests “less a servant of God than an agent of the state” and raise “major questions about religious freedom.”
Cardinal George Pell will speak on his experience of suffering during the 13 months he spent in an Australian prison before being released earlier this year.