Pell surprised at Vatican’s “technicolor criminality”

Speaking in an interview with Associated Press, the cardinal, who led the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy from 2014-2017, said that he regretted that his efforts to bring tough mechanisms for financial transparency and accountability had been vindicated by the details of recent scandals. He knew, from the time Pope Francis put him in charge of a key part of his curial reform agenda, that the Vatican finances were “a bit of a mess.” But, the cardinal said, he “never, never thought it would be as Technicolor as it proved.”