Pope picks Protestant to edit Argentine Catholic paper

Pope Francis has chosen a Protestant theologian to edit an Argentine version of L’Osservatore Romano.

Marcelo Figueroa is a personal friend of the Pope’s.

Beginning in September, Mr Figueroa will edit an Argentine publication that combines material from the weekly Spanish-language edition of L’Osservatore Romano with local content.

The publication is an attempt to ensure that the Pope’s messages arrive in his home country as they were intended, without any filter or spin.

The paper will be supervised by the local bishops’ conference.

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