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Pope Francis promulgates Motu Proprio instituting the ‘Secretariat for Communications’

Pope Francis promulgates Motu Proprio instituting the ‘Secretariat for Communications’

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis promulgated on Saturday, 27 June 2015, a Motu Proprio instituting the Secretariat for Communications and nominating Rev. Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò as Prefect of the new Secretariat.

The Motu Proprio establishes that all communications offices will be incorporated under the direction of the new Secretariat for Communications, including the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, the Holy See Press Office, Vatican Internet Service, Vatican Radio, the Vatican Television Center (CTV), the Osservatore Romano, Vatican Typography, Photograph Service, and the Vatican Publishing House (Libreria Editrice Vaticana).

The new Dicastery will also work in union with the Secretariat of State for the direction of the institutional website of the Holy See, www.vatican.va and the Twitter account of the Holy Father:  @pontifex .

Those nominated to direct the Secretariat are:

-Prefect:  Rev. Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò, current Director of the Vatican Television Center (CTV)

-Secretary:  Rev. Msgr. Lucio Adrian Ruiz, current Office Head of the Vatican Internet Service

-Director General:  Dr. Paolo Nusiner, current Director General of Avvenire, Nuova Editoriale Italiana

-Vice Director General:  Dr. Giacomo Ghisani, current Head of International Relations Office and Legal Affairs of the Vatican Radio and member of the Administrative Council of the Vatican Television Center (CTV)

The Secretariat for Communications officially comes into existence on 29 June 2015 and will have as its provisional seat Palazzo Pio on Piazza Pio 3.

(from Vatican Radio)

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