Posts Tagged ‘Matteo Bruni’

10 days in hospital Pope Francis returns to Vatican

Thursday, July 15th, 2021
Pope returns to Vatican

Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon. On his way home from Gemelli Hospital, the pope stopped to pray at the Basilica of St. Mary Major. According to Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni, the pope visited Read more

Vatican defends pope’s Iraq visit as ‘act of love’

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
pope’s Iraq visit

Despite concerns over terrorist attacks and a surge in COVID-19 cases, the pope’s Iraq visit will proceed with hopes of promoting peaceful coexistence in the troubled nation. Recent attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq, coupled with missile attacks in February on areas the pope will visit, have led some Vatican observers to question the safety Read more

For the first time, a non-journalist is director of Vatican press office

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

The appointment of Matteo Bruni, a British-born layman, marks a new era for the Vatican press office. Pope Francis on Thursday tapped a long-time logistics coordinator to serve as the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, ending the interim appointment of Alessandro Gisotti, effective Monday, July 22. Gisotti will now be vice-Editorial Read more