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New Vatican consultant has unique credentials to tackle money-laundering issues

Catholic World News - September 12, 2012

John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter remarks that Rene Bruelhart, the Vatican's newly appointed banking consultant, brings a unique and impressive set of credentials to his task of tightening safeguards against money-laundering.

Bruelhart is an acknowledged expert with experience both in discovering shady financial dealings and coping with the problems of a small state, Allen notes.

Allen also observes that the appointment of a Swiss lawyer continues a trend in which non-Italian laymen have been named to key Vatican posts dealing with politically sensitive affairs.

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