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Vatican's new money man admits 'enormous' task ahead

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Australian Cardinal George Pell, appointed by Pope Francis to head a new Vatican finance ministry, admitted Tuesday it will be "an enormous task" to put the Holy See's economic affairs in order. 

Australian Cardinal George Pell pictured in Sydney on November 13, 2012

Pell's plum posting makes him one of the most important men in the Catholic Church, charged with helping overhaul the much-criticised central administration following a wave of scandals, including allegations of waste, corruption and even money-laundering.

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