Posts Tagged ‘Dicastery for Communications’

Cardinal Müller defies synod confidentiality and speaks to media

Monday, October 9th, 2023
synod confidentiality

Maintaining synod confidentiality was one of Pope Francis’s particular requests of delegates during this month’s synod on synodality in Rome. But one delegate, German cardinal Gerhard Müller, immediately defied the pontiff’s request. Müller, a former head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, is known as a vocal critic of Francis’s synod on synodality. During an Eternal Read more

First layperson appointed prefect for Dicastery for Communication

Monday, July 9th, 2018

A layperson has been appointed for the first time as the Vatican’s prefect for the Dicastery of Communication. Doctor Paolo Ruffini, the Director of the Catholic television station TV2000, was named by Pope Francis to lead the dicastery. Ruffini, who has been a professional journalist since 1979, has received numerous awards for journalism. He has Read more

Vatican communications chief resigns after media botch

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

The Vatican’s communications chief, Monseigneur Dario Viganò has resigned. His resignation comes a week after his department twice omitted information it gave the media about a letter by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. Viganò wrote to Pope Francis on 19 March offering his resignation. “In recent days many controversies have arisen regarding my work which, beyond Read more