Reports of suspicious financial transactions at the Vatican Bank leapt to 202 in 2013 from six the previous year, its Financial Information Authority said on Monday. The increase was attributed to the... more 
Reports of suspicious financial transactions at the Vatican Bank leapt to 202 in 2013 from six the previous year, its Financial Information Authority said on Monday. The increase was attributed to the rise in vigilance prompted by reforms at the scandal-ridden bank. Since 2010, the Vatican has been enacting new legislation to bring its bank, the Institute for Works of Religion, in line with international standards on financial transparency and money laundering. Five cases of the 202 were considered serious enough to be referred to the Vatican's prosecutor. Rene Bruelhart, the Swiss lawyer who heads the information authority told a news conference, "We are not perfect yet, we are not super-good yet." less 
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