Pope to appoint new president of Vatican Financial Authority
A press release from the Holy See’s Press Office indicates that Pope Francis chose a successor to the current president of the Vatican Financial Authority, RenÃ© BrÃ¼elhart, at the end of his term.
By Vatican News
Pope Francis thanked RenÃ© BrÃ¼elhart for his service in recent years. The current President of the Vatican Financial Authority (AIF) ends his mandate,
A statement released Monday by the Holy See Press Office also said the Pope had appointed a successor to BrÃ¼elhart, “identifying a figure of high professional profile and internationally accredited competence.”
The Financial Information Authority is the competent authority of the Holy See / Vatican City State to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. As such, the AIF performs the missions of financial intelligence unit and supervisor.
The new appointment will be announced and will take effect on November 26, when the Holy Father returns from his apostolic journey to Thailand and Japan on November 26.
This, the press release notes, will ensure the continuity of the FIA’s institutional action at a time of particular internal and international commitments.
Responding to questions put to him by journalists, Matteo Bruni, the director of the press office, indicated that with regard to the announced appointment of the new president of the AIF, the postponement of his appointment was made necessary in order to allow “To the person concerned to respect previous institutional commitments, and for the definition of certain internal procedures of the Holy See”.