Posts Tagged ‘Greg Burke’

Pope names organisers of 2019 protection of minors meeting

Monday, November 26th, 2018

The names of the organising committee for the Vatican’s upcoming meeting about the protection of minors in the Church has been announced. Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, says next February’s “unprecedented” meeting shows “Pope Francis has made the protection of minors a fundamental priority for the Church”. The meeting is not Read more

Some Vatican offices may be decentralised

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Decentralising some Vatican offices as part of a number of Curia reforms is on the cards, communications from Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinals suggested after they met last week. This would mean transferring some offices from the Vatican to local bishops or episcopal conferences “in a spirit of healthy decentralization.” The Council said Read more

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

Pope Francis not “politically correct”

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

“Pope Francis is not a politically-correct pope,” rather, he is “a loyal son of the church” who presents the hard truths with a heavy dose of mercy, said Greg Burke, senior communications adviser to the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. He said Pope Francis clearly knows how to communicate and his effectiveness comes from his authenticity. Read more

Vatican media advisor will work behind the scenes

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Greg Burke, the newly-appointed Vatican media advisor, says he has no illusions about “going in and changing everything”. “My hope is to try and help the Holy See take the necessary steps to go in the right direction,” he said after accepting what he describes as a “high risk” appointment. Burke took on the job Read more