How Pope Francis and Vatican activists helped rein in Big Oil on climate change


VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Big oil companies in the United States and Europe were forced to come to terms with their role in climate change last month after shareholders, including large mutual funds and private equity firms, pressured the companies to shift their long-criticized environmental policies. The shareholder rebellions at Chevron and Exxon made front-page … Read more

Vatican gets mixed review for its efforts to fight financial corruption


VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money-laundering unit, published a long-awaited report on Wednesday (June 9), giving the Vatican and Holy See good enough marks for compliance with international anti-corruption laws for Catholic Church officials to claim success in the push for greater financial transparency. “The Holy See welcomes the Moneyval Report … Read more