CEN: Vatican in the red for 2009

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Vatican ran a £3.4 million deficit in 2009, [according to] the consolidated financial statements for the Holy See report.

The financial statements for the Vatican, which are independent of the financial statements of the Catholic Church’s various dioceses, religious orders and charitable entities, were presented to the 45th meeting of the Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Holy See.

A statement released after the close of the July 7-9 meeting, chaired by Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, reported that income in 2009 was €250,182,364 (£209,683,000) and expenditures were €254,284,520 (£213,120,000).

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Posted July 26, 2010 at 8:33 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. phil swain wrote:

We’re going to have to have a “Peter’s tuppence” collection this year.

July 26, 9:21 am | [comment link]
2. Statmann wrote:

The Vatican appears to have a bit less than a 2 percent deficit. The Obama administration would do well to find out how they did it.      Statmann

July 28, 3:50 am | [comment link]
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