Secretariat for Communications

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Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano.

Top Vatican communications officer resigns after 'Lettergate' fiasco

Mar 21, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano as prefect of the Secretariat for Communications in... Read more

Msgr Dario Vigano, prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, speaks with CNA March 15, 2018.

Benedict’s praise for Francis booklets came with previously unmentioned caveats, letter shows

Mar 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Amid accusations of concealment, the Vatican's communications department has released the entirety of a letter written by Benedict XVI, revealing... Read more

Msgr. Dario Viganò, prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, April 5, 2016.

Vatican communications department will soon unveil new website

Dec 13, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met this week to continue discussions on reform of the Roman Curia and... Read more

Kim Daniels.

Pope taps US religious freedom advocate for Vatican communications team

Jul 13, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday the Vatican released the names of 16 people appointed by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications,... 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

Pope Francis meets with Greg Burke and Paloma García Ovejero, July 11, 2016.

Pope names American as new Vatican spokesperson

Jul 11, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Greg Burke, the former American journalist and communications adviser for the Vatican, has been named the new director of the... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi, Holy See press officer, speaks at a Jan. 7, 2015 press conference.

Father Lombardi steps down from Vatican Radio amid media reform

Feb 23, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the process of reforming the Vatican's communications is carried out, Fr. Federico Lombardi will step down as director of... 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

The Vatican flag.

Vatican's communications secretariat prioritizes new media

Jun 29, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Internet content and and video production will assume a greater role in Vatican communications in the years to come, suggests... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican flag.

Pope Francis creates new secretariat overseeing all Vatican communications

Jun 27, 2015

The Vatican’s nine communications offices will soon be consolidated under the authority of the newly-established Secretariat for Communications, per a... Read more