Vatican hires accounting and communications firms
'To align procedures with international norms'19 December, 17:46
McKinsey was hired to come up with a strategy to make its communications "more functional, efficient and modern".
Currently the Vatican has six separate media departments, which include offices for television, radio, newspaper, Internet, press relations and a communications council, which sets media policies in the Vatican. They have a reputation for not working well with each other, and even for competition. As for the Vatican's accounts, the Vatican has made significant progress, according to the Council of Europe's Moneyval agency.
Last week the monitoring group of financial experts said in a report that it approved of the efforts made by the Vatican to bolster financial transparency within its institutions.
But it added that more work must be done. Francis has not ruled out eventually getting rid of the Vatican bank altogether if reforms fail.