- Jun 16, 2021
In some ways, Matteo Bruni, the pope’s new spokesman, has a background reminiscent of the legendary Joaquin Navarro Valls under St. John Paul II.
Pope Francis is “a giant who leaves his skin in the smallest ones; a man who becomes holy becoming one with the weakest; who’s afraid of neither tears nor hugs,” according to former spokesman Greg Burke in the foreword to a new book by Spanish journalist Eva Fernandez.
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.
Anyone who’s had dealings with the Vatican Press Office since they took over owe Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero a debt of gratitude.
The two spokespersons for Pope Francis, veteran American journalist Greg Burke and Spaniard Paloma García Ovejero, have resigned their posts.
The Vatican has no immediate comment on a statement from South Korea’s presidential office that the North Korean leader wants Pope Francis to visit officially.
What the Vatican announced on Saturday is that a deal has been signed with China, but gave no hint about what it actually contains.
Pope Francis will meet survivors of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland Aug. 25-26, but it will be up to the survivors to decide whether any information about the meeting will be released, said the director of the Vatican press office.