It was the second time in as many weeks that Francis has intervened to get to get to the bottom of the problems that have plagued the Institute for Religious Works: On June 15, he filled a key vacancy in the bank's governing structure, tapping a trusted friend to be essentially his eyes inside the bank. The new appointee will have access to documentation, board meetings and management.
On Wednesday, he named a commission to investigate the bank's legal structure and activities. It comes as Salerno prosecutors investigate a senior Vatican official for alleged money-laundering.
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