Pope appoints council for Financial Information Authority

| | Comments (0)

Pope Benedict XVI appointed  Attilio Cardinal Nicora, as president of the newly created Financial Information Authority (FIA). Until now, the cardinal has been the head of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See. Also appointed on Wednesday were the members of the executive council of the FIA: 

  • Claudio Bianchi, former professor of accounting at Rome's La Sapienza University; 
  • Marcello Condemi, associate professor of economic law at Rome's G. Marconi University;
  • Giuseppe Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, rector of Rome's LUMSA University;
  • Cesare Testa, former president of the Central Institute for the Sustenance of the Clergy.

Surprisingly, no North Americans were appointed.

The Financial Information Authority was formed on December 30 as an "autonomous and independent body with the specific task of preventing and countering the laundering of money and the financing of terrorism with respect to each subject, both legal and physical, entity and institution of whatever nature, of Vatican City State, of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia and of all the other institutions and entities dependent on the Holy See."

Enhanced by Zemanta

Leave a comment

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.



Humanities Blog Directory

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Paul Zalonski published on January 21, 2011 9:27 AM.

Dialogue frozen between the Vatican & Islamic University of Al-Azhar was the previous entry in this blog.

Saint Meinrad, the Martyr of Christ-like Hospitality is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.