The Vatican published its 2021 budget in its latest effort at greater transparency
It seeks to reassure donors that money is being well spent after mismanagement
However, the Vatican warned it has nearly depleted its reserves from donations
It is now urging the faithful to continue giving to cover its budget deficit
Francis' economy minister, Reverend Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, said the pandemic reduced donations as well as revenue from shuttered museums
He said this would contribute to a projected 30 percent reduction in revenue
The reduction will be 213 million euros in 2021, from 307 million euros in 2019
The Vatican warned that it has nearly depleted its financial reserves from past donations to cover budget deficits over recent years, as it urged continued giving from the faithful to keep the Holy See afloat and Pope Francis' ministry going.