Rome, Italy, Jan 24, 2013 / 14:55 pm
The new head of the Vatican Television Center says he was surprised when he was asked to lead one the Church's important outlets for communicating the Pope's teachings.
"It was an unexpected appointment because they were looking for me a week ago but I was visiting Brazil for a formation course for a favella's children project in the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro," said Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, who will be replacing Father Federico Lombardi as director of the center.
Msgr. Viganò recounted for CNA on Jan. 23 how he received the call from the Vatican's Secretary of States, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, as he was going to meet a religious sister who works with children whose parents are in jail.
"I then began dialoguing with Fr. Lombardi about this complicated world because the Vatican TV isn't a television channel, it's a center for documentation," he recalled.