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...]