Secretariat for Communications

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Secretariat for Communications
Secretaria pro communicatione
Established 29 June 2015; 2 years ago (2015-06-29)
Founder Pope Francis
Founded at Vatican City
Merger of Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Holy See Press Office, Vatican Internet Service, Vatican Radio, Vatican Television Center, L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican Press, Vatican Photo Service, and the Vatican Publishing House
Location
  • Vatican City
Prefect
Dario Edoardo Viganò
Secretary
Lucio Adrian Ruiz
Director General
Paolo Nusiner
Parent organization
Roman Curia
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The Secretariat for Communications (Italian: Segreteria per la Comunicazione) is a dicastery of the Roman Curia with authority over all communications offices of the Holy See and the Vatican City State, including the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Holy See Press Office, Vatican Internet Service, Vatican Radio, Vatican Television Center, Osservatore Romano, Vatican Press (it), Photograph Service, and Vatican Publishing House.[3]

The secretariat was established by Pope Francis in June 2015.[1][4][5] Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, former director of the Vatican Television Center, is its prefect.[3] Monsignor Lucio Adrian Ruiz, former head of the Vatican Internet Service, is secretary. Paul Nusiner, former General Manager of Avvenire is director general. James Galvan, former head of the International Relations Office and of Legal Affairs for Vatican Radio, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Vatican Television Center, is deputy director general.[1][2]

On 13 July 2016 Pope Francis appointed the following as members of the dicastry:[6]


On April 12, 2017, Pope Francis expanded the Secretariat of Communications and appointed the 13 new consultants, including:[7]

  • James Martin
  • Michael Warsaw
  • Ann Carter
  • José María La Porte
  • Peter Gonsalves
  • Jacquineau Azétsop
  • Graham Ellis
  • Michael Paul Unland

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Francis, Pope (27 June 2015). "For the establishment of the Secretariat for Communications". vatican.va. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Holy See Press Office (27 June 2015). "Nomine nella Segreteria per la Comunicazione". press.vatican.va (Press release) (in Italian). Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Pope Francis promulgates Motu Proprio instituting the 'Secretariat for Communications' ". news.va. Pontifical Council for Social Communications. Vatican Radio. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 28 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Pope Francis creates new secretariat overseeing all Vatican communications". catholicnewsagency.com. Catholic News Agency. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. 
  5. ^ McElwee, Joshua (27 June 2015). "Francis creates Secretariat to elevate, consolidate Vatican communications". vaticaninsider.lastampa.it. Vatican Insider. La Stampa. National Catholic Reporter. Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Nomina di membri della Segreteria per la Comunicazione". press.vatican.va (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 13 July 2016. Archived from the original on 13 July 2016. 
  7. ^ https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2017/04/12/pope-taps-james-martin-ewtn-chief-communications-consultants/
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