welcome to the website of the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR).
Given its mission, the IOR is different from any other financial services provider.
Indeed the mission of the Institute is to serve the Catholic Church in all its forms (Holy See - Related Entities - Religious Orders - Catholic Institutions - Clergy - Accredited Diplomatic Corps - Holy See employees) by holding and administering entrusted assets and providing dedicated payment services worldwide.
The IOR therefore continues its journey as an "instrument" of the new financial and administrative architecture of the Holy See and the Vatican City State.
In fulfilling this noble task, which the Holy Father has entrusted to the IOR, the Institute ensures high quality for the products and services provided guaranteeing, in its work, full compliance with internal and international standards.
A special attention is paid to regulations concerning the prevention of and fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.
The Institute is exclusively located in the sovereign territory of the Vatican City State and is subject to the legislation and regulations in force therein.
It is also supervised and regulated by the Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF).