Vatican City, Jan 9, 2016 / 06:08 am
Amid the lengthy process of reforming Vatican communications, the Secretariat of State has stated that the Holy See press office's administrative and human resources branches are to be handed over to the new Secretariat for Communications.
The announcement came in a Dec. 21, 2015 letter signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.
The letter also noted that the press office's Bollettino, used to deliver official information, will remain under the control of the state secretariat, in accordance with Pastor bonus, the 1988 apostolic constitution of St. John Paul II which regulates the functions and tasks of the Roman Curia's dicasteries and departments.
The Holy See press office's other activities, however, will be coordinated with the communications secretariat so as to "secure the unification of all the communications processes, which are within the competence of the Secretariat for Communications."