Vatican Announces a Hiring Freeze

Vatican finances

It's tough everywhere!Today, the Holy See announced a hiring freeze in an effort to offset budget shortfalls. ¬† In addition to stopping new hires, the Vatican also suspended salary increases and overtime. ¬†Pope Francis hopes that volunteers can be used to provide the labor needed to make up for the eventual attritition.Carol Glatz, writing for Catholic News Service, reported that Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, sent a letter on February 13 to all the heads o … [Read more...]