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Vatican cleric named to key post at Vatican bank

Catholic World News - June 17, 2013

Msgr. Battista Mario Salvatore Ricca has been named as the “ad interim” prelate of the Vatican bank, the Institute for Religious Works (IOR).

The appointment is the first major personnel appointment at the IOR under Pope Francis. The new president of the Vatican Bank, Ernst von Freyberg, was named by Pope Bendict XVI in February, shortly before the former Pontiff’s resignation took effect.

The prelate, the top clerical official at the IOR, acts as a liaison between the bank’s lay directors and the council of cardinals who supervise the institution. The post has been vacant since 2011, when the previous prelate, Archbishop Piero Pioppo, was named papal nuncio the Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

Msgr. Ricca-- who was appointed by that council of cardinals supervising the IOR, with the Pope’s approval—has been the director of Vatican residences including the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where Pope Francis is living.

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