- Jan 27, 2020
After an Australian court rejected an appeal by Cardinal George Pell to overturn his conviction of sexual abuse, the Vatican has said they respect the country’s judicial system but noted that Pell has maintained his innocence throughout legal proceedings.
Pope Francis named a Brazilian journalist, Christiane Murray, as his deputy spokeswoman Thursday, in the latest important appointment boosting the presence and prestige of women at the Vatican.
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.
Simply shuffling personnel in and out of the Vatican Press Office doesn’t herald real reform in how the Vatican engages the media.
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.