Posts Tagged ‘Paolo Ruffini’

Confidential Synod docs posted to unsecured server

Monday, October 16th, 2023
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In a stunning revelation, it has been discovered that private deliberations at the Synod on Synodality have been accessible through an unsecured server. According to The Pillar news outlet, the records contain vital information. This includes rosters of synodal participants and their working group assignments. Reports filed by these working groups at the conclusion of the Read more

No punishment for Synod members who speak to media

Monday, October 9th, 2023
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Vatican officials have clarified that media engagement during the Synod of Bishops is a personal decision, and those who choose to give interviews will face no punishment. The clarification followed a recent interview given by German Cardinal Gerhard Müller to EWTN, raising questions about Pope Francis’s call for a media ‘fast’. Italian layman Paolo Ruffini, Read more

Synod members to make pilgrimage to catacombs; pray with refugees

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

In addition to their three-day retreat outside of Rome, more than 350 members of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops are expected to go on a pilgrimage “to the roots of the Christian faith,” visiting the Rome catacombs. Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Dicastery for Communication and president of the synod communication committee, told Read more

Synod on Synodality organisers alleviate concerns

Thursday, September 14th, 2023
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Organisers of the Synod on Synodality scheduled for October in Rome have moved to ease concerns and reassure the faithful that this synod poses no threat despite being conducted behind closed doors. “The way we will communicate the synod is very important for the discernment process of the entire church,” said Paolo Ruffini. Ruffini heads Read more

Lay chief says Vatican communications serve unity in diversity

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Back in 2018, award-winning Italian journalist Paolo Ruffini broke a glass ceiling in the Vatican by becoming the first lay person to be named head of a Vatican dicastery. Ruffini was tapped to run the newly created department for communications, which brought together nine previously independent operations. Originally established as the Secretariat for Communication in Read more

Networks, not division chosen for Communications Day theme

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Networks, not division will be the theme for the next Communications Day, Pope Francis says. Christians must do more to make sure the media, especially social networks, are places of dialogue and respect for others. Communicaitons should not provide a means of highlighting differences and increasing divisions, Francis’s new prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, Read more