Vatican financial reforms to be discussed at Catholic University of America

Joseph F. X. Zahra, appointed by Pope Francis as vice coordinator of the Council for the Economy of the Holy See, the body charged with financial oversight of all Vatican-related entities, including the Roman curia, will speak at Catholic University in Washington Feb. 4 at 3 p.m.

"Inside the Financial and Administrative Changes at the Vatican: What Pope Francis Wants and Why He is Doing It" will be presented in the university's Father O'Connell Hall.

Zahra is the former head of Malta's Bank of Valletta and a former director of the Central Bank of Malta. In 2011, he was appointed to the International Audit Committee of the Holy See and the Vatican City State. In 2013, Pope Francis appointed him president of the new Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Organization of the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See.

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