Posts Tagged ‘Fr Federico Lombardi’

Former Fox News journo to head Vatican press office

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Pope Francis has named a former Fox News correspondent as the head of the Vatican press office. Greg Burke, an American, succeeds Italian Fr Federico Lombardi, SJ, who is retiring after 10 years in the position. Mr Burke is a numerary member of Opus Dei. He served as special communications adviser in the Vatican’s Secretariat Read more

Vatican media chief contrasts styles of Francis and Benedict

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The Vatican’s media spokesman has contrasted the styles of Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI. In a feature story published in National Geographic, Fr Federico Lombardi, SJ, was asked how he felt about Francis. Fr Lombardi reportedly smiled and responded with one word: “Confused.” The Jesuit said Benedict would emerge from a meeting with Read more