- Apr 16, 2021
In the latest move in the ongoing shakeup of Vatican communications, the pope’s top comms official has created four new positions for the Holy See Press Office, adding two Americans, a Peruvian and a Frenchwoman to the mix.
Vatican communications might see a change after American Greg Burke is replaced by a longtime Vatican Radio employee as head of the Vatican press office.
The Vatican newspaper must demonstrate how the Catholic Church walks alongside people, but it also must keep the distance necessary to proclaim hope when many people are disappointed and to shake people when they get complacent, said the paper’s new director.
Pope Francis announced Tuesday a shakeup of the Vatican’s communications operations, replacing the longtime editor of the Holy See newspaper and naming a prominent Italian journalist to coordinate the editorial line of all Vatican media.
The Catholic Church and digital media was one theme that had not been getting much press attention at the Synod of Bishops, but finally emerged during the third week of talks dedicated to accompaniment.
Few popes in the last century have been as inscrutable as Paul VI, who will be made a saint this month, but a new Vatican documentary wishes to set the record straight.
Former Vice President Al Gore said Pope Francis “has been at the forefront in leading the world toward constructive climate action.”