Pope Francis says he is at peace with himself and not taking “tranquilizing pills” while dealing with corruption in the Vatican and clergy sexual abuse.
“There is corruption in the Vatican but I am at peace,” he told leaders of religious orders he met last November in the Vatican, according to a transcript published on Thursday.
“Never wash your hands of problems,” he said, according to the Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica.
At his election in 2013, Francis was mandated to tackle financial scandals in Vatican departments, notably its bank.
He created a new economy ministry to centralize operations, strengthened the power of the Vatican’s Financial
Intelligence Authority and appointed a general auditor.