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Indicted former Vatican finance watchdog resigns from Swiss bank role

August 23, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: René Brülhart, the former president of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF), has resigned from the board of a Swiss Bank for “personal reasons,” the Pillar news site reports. Brülhart, a career banker who presided over the Vatican agency assigned to monitor financial transactions, has been charged by Vatican prosecutors with abusing his office. His trial before a Vatican tribunal is now in its early stages. Earlier this year the Pillar site revealed that while at the AIF, Brülhart also was paid as a consultant by the Vatican Secretariat of State, to provide advice on that office’s investments—despite the apparent conflict between those roles.

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