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Officium Recognitoris Generalis




The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) was established by Pope Francis on February 24, 2014, by the Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio Fidelis dispensator et prudens, as a new entity of the Holy See entrusted with the task of auditing the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, the institutions connected to the Holy See or those related to it, and the administrations of the Governatorate of the Vatican City State.

By approving the Statute on February 22, 2015, Pope Francis specified functions and competences of the Office of the Auditor General.

The Office of the Auditor General has full autonomy and independence of action, in accordance with the current legislations and its Statute. The OAG shall submit to the Council for the Economy an annual audit plan and an annual report of its activities.

Moreover, the Office of the Auditor General shall perform specific audits upon request of the Council for the Economy or the Secretariat for the Economy; it shall receive and investigate any reports on anomalous activities in the operations of the entities and administrations, by protecting the identity of those who issue the alert; it shall recommend the adoption of appropriate measures to the competent authorities.


Auditor General ad interim: Alessandro Cassinis Righini