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Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, speaks at a May 2, 2023, press conference.

Pope Francis adds two vice directors to Vatican communication dicastery

Jul 18, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Dicastery for Communication has been led since 2018 by Paolo Ruffini, the first layman to be named prefect of... Read more

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Judge orders psychiatric treatment for man who forcibly entered Vatican

May 19, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The man was taken into Vatican custody on the night of May 18 after driving a car at high speed... Read more

Cristiane Murray, newly appointed vice director of the Vatican Holy See Press Office.

Pope Francis names vice director of Holy See press office

Jul 25, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Thursday appointed Cristiane Murray as vice director of the Holy See Press Office.  Read more

Pope Francis and Matteo Bruni aboard the papal flight to Cuba Feb. 12, 2016.

Pope Francis names new director of Holy See press office

Jul 18, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Thursday appointed Matteo Bruni director of the Holy See Press Office, effective July 22. No vice director was... Read more

Cardinal George Pell outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

Holy See issues statement on conviction, appeal of Cardinal Pell

Feb 26, 2019

The Vatican press office has issued a statement on the recently announced conviction of Cardinal George Pell on charges of... Read more

Alessandro Gisotti and Romilda Ferrauto spoke to journalists in the Holy See Press Office Jan. 11, 2019.

New structure for Vatican Press Office announced

Jan 11, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Friday that Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican communications department, has amended the organizational structure of the... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Sept. 21, 2016.

Vatican: Don’t trust report that Pope Francis denied reality of hell

Mar 29, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday the Holy See stated that a reported interview between Pope Francis and an Italian journalist, which claims the... Read more

Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero, the newly-appointed director and vice-director of the Holy See press office, with Pope Francis, July 11, 2016.

New press office directors given warm Vatican welcome

Jul 12, 2016

By Elise Harris

After the appointment of two laypersons as the new directors of the Holy See Press Office, Msgr. Dario Vigano said... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi, Holy See press officer, and Msgr. Dario Vigano, prefect of the communications secretariat, aboard the papal flight to Quito, July 5, 2015.

What's the plan for reforming Vatican communications?

Jan 9, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Amid the lengthy process of reforming Vatican communications, the Secretariat of State has stated that the Holy See press office's... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See press office, who was awarded an honoris causa degree from the Pontifical Salesian University Nov. 24, 2014.

Fr Lombardi's 'Ten Commandments' for Catholic communications

Dec 19, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

“To communicate is to unify” is the first of the “Ten Words of Communication” that Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of... Read more

Fr. Ciro Benedettini opens the Holy See Press Office twitter account on Jan. 30, 2014.

Holy See press office launches new Twitter account

Jan 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Holy See press office has launched a new Twitter account, aiming to make the world more aware of the... Read more