One year later, still no auditor

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Jun 21, 2018

One year ago today, the Vatican’s auditor general abruptly resigned. The Vatican gave no explanation for his departure, but said that a replacement would be found “as soon as possible.”

He still hasn’t been replaced. His departure still hasn’t been explained.

Welcome to the wonderful new world of Vatican accountability. Welcome to the era of reform.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jun. 22, 2018 10:55 PM ET USA

    If I remember correctly there are still one or two other key positions that remain vacant. As Jeff noted the Vatican is like God so I guess steel is transparent to them.

  • Posted by: Jeff Mirus - Jun. 22, 2018 9:01 AM ET USA

    Just for fun, let me reiterate: The Vatican is like God. All times are soon.