Vatican City, Jul 12, 2016 / 10:07 am
After the appointment of two laypersons as the new directors of the Holy See Press Office, Msgr. Dario Vigano said that while their roles haven't yet been clearly defined amid ongoing reforms, the two will play a key role in Vatican communications.
Following the July 11 announcement of Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero as director and vice director, respectively, of the Holy See Press Office, Msgr. Dario Viganò – prefect of the Secretariat for Communications – said the two could count on him to "lend a hand in the building of this great family of communications."
He told journalists the new appointments are an occasion to "discuss some aspects" of what the role of director and vice director of the press office will be amid the ongoing reform of Vatican communications, adding that these roles "will be fully understood later."
He pointed out that the Press Office is one of the five sections of the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications, and as head of the department, assured Burke and Ovejero of his support.