I believe strongly that bishops, probably every parish priest, and religious superiors must be able to understand basic economic realities, especially about the institutes they are supervising.
George Cardinal Pell
George Cardinal Pell was the first prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy when it was created in 2014. He served in that role until 2019. This article is adapted from an address given in Rome at the “Real Estate and the New Evangelization” Conference in April 2022, co-hosted by the Global Institute for Church Management and the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate at the University of Notre Dame.