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Pope Francis speaks to Italian bishops' conference meeting in Rome on May 24, 2021.

Pope Francis encourages Italian bishops as the conference begins ‘synodal journey’

May 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope gave unscripted remarks as he opened the Italian bishops’ spring assembly on May 24, speaking to a conference... Read more

Pope Francis gives an address at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, March 29, 2019.

Pope Francis: You cannot over-invest in spreading God's Word through media

Sep 23, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

When it comes to spreading the Word of God through media, no investment is too big, Pope Francis told officials... 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

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

Monsignor Dario Viganò, Prefect, Vatican Secretariat for Communications.

Vatican office altered photo of Benedict's comments on Francis

Mar 14, 2018

A Vatican office has acknowledged blurring portions of a letter written by Benedict XVI regarding Pope Francis' philosophical and theological... Read more

Joaquín Navarro-Valls and St. John Paul II.

Friends, colleagues remember the 'gentleman' Joaquin Navarro-Valls

Jul 9, 2017

By Elise Harris, Hannah Brockhaus

During his 22 years as spokesman for St. John Paul II, Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls became somewhat of a legend in... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.

Pope urges Vatican communications to go digital amid ongoing reform

May 4, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, which is holding their first plenary assembly this week, that given a... Read more

The Vatican's arduous task of communicating in the modern age

May 30, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

What needs to change in the Vatican's communications department to make it worthy of Pope Francis? How are the problems... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican communication reform underway, but no decisions yet

Nov 18, 2014

Though the Vatican's communications reform committee met last week, it is still to be seen how the committee's proposals will... Read more