Father Federico Lombardi Archives - Crux



  • Saying ‘thank you’ to the nicest guy in the Catholic Church

    Saying ‘thank you’ to the nicest guy in the Catholic Church

    Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi today ends a decade as the spokesman for the Vatican and the pope, and while he didn’t always bat 1000, he took on a tough job and poured himself into it, all the while remaining kind, decent and caring, and it’s time to say “thank you.”

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  • Pope condemns ‘homicidal folly’ of Nice massacre

    “We condemn in an absolute manner every manifestation of homicidal folly, hatred, terrorism, and attacks against peace,” a Vatican spokesman said Friday, after 84 were killed when a 31-year-old Tunisian plowed a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, a French national holiday.

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  • First-ever woman a surprise pick as papal PR aide

    First-ever woman a surprise pick as papal PR aide

    Although she’s the first woman ever to hold the job of deputy director of the Vatican Press Office, Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Ovejero played down that aspect of the move, saying it should matter “as much as the fact that I have brown hair, that I’m from Madrid, from Spain, and not too tall.”

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