The Vatican named Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano as apostolic nuncio (ambassador) to the United States last October, and late last week some began questioning the Vatican’s motives for the appointment. Although papal ambassador is an important post, and apostolic nuncio to the United States a prestigious assignment, some wondered whether Vigano had been transferred to the U.S. because he had uncovered corruption in Vatican finances. Also, Vigano seems seriously to have wanted to remain in Rome to finish the job. Here are three stories about the issue:
- Thoughts on America’s New Whistle-blowing Nuncio, National Catholic Reporter
- Transfer of Vatican Official Who Exposed Corruption Hints at Power Struggle, New York Times
- Vatican Official Warns Pope of Corruption, Association Press in the Boston Globe
Worldwide Catholic Church reform movement Voice of the Faithful has long maintained that finances at all levels of the Church’s structure bear careful watching.