Sunday, May 26, 2019
Follow us on
International

Vatican spokesman, his deputy resign suddenly Statement says Pope accepts resignations, names interim replacemen

January 01, 2019 06:04 AM

COURTESY MIRROR JAN 1

Vatican spokesman, his deputy resign suddenly
Statement says Pope accepts resignations, names interim replacement
#VATICAN CITY

The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, and his deputy have resigned suddenly. A Vatican statement said Pope Francis accepted their resignations Monday.


In a tweet, Burke said he and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, had resigned effective January 1.

Burke wrote, “At this time of transition in Vatican communications, we think it‘s best the Holy Father is completely free to assemble a new team.”

Francis named a member of the Vatican’s communications office, Alessandro Gisotti, as an interim replacement.

The pope has recently overhauled the Vatican’s media operations by ousting the longtime editor of the Vatican newspaper, and naming a new director of editorial content for all Vatican media

 
Have something to say? Post your comment