Vatican’s Auditor General Resigns: What is the background?

Libero Milone (68), the Vatican’s first Auditor General, resigned unexpectedly on June 20th after only two years without giving a reason. Only three months ago he reportedly said, that he was enthusiastic about his job. His task was to oversee the auditing of dicasteries and other Vatican institutions.

The background of Milone's resignation is the fight between Cardinal George Pell's Secretariat for the Economy and Cardinal Domenico Calcagno's APSA, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, the most resistant to introducing greater financial scrutiny. Milone belonged to the Pell-group.

Pope Francis first wanted Pell's Secretariat to replace APSA, but then gradually rowed back. Milone's resignation is another example of a pope, who promised reform, but is delivering more of the same.

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