Pope Francis Is Going to Revise Vatican Media–Again?!

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Pope Francis has set up a five-person committee to streamline and modernize the Vatican's many communications structures.Carol Glatz, writing for Catholic News Service, has the story.  She writes:The Vatican announced the official establishment of the new commission and its members April 30. Three of the papal appointees are top-level officials at Vatican communications outlets. The five members of the commission are: — Msgr. Dario Vigano, 52, director of the Vatican Television Center, a … [Read more...]

Will the Vatican Establish a Secretariat for Communications? And What Would That Mean for Bloggers?

Attendees at the Vatican Blog Meeting May 2, 2011

News this morning out of Rome:  Giacomo Galeazzi, writing for Vatican Insider, reports that the Vatican is considering establishment of a Secretariat for Communications, which would be a dicastery of the Roman Curia having oversight responsibility similar to that of the newly established Secretariat for the Economy.If the Secretariat is established, it will be a centralized structure which would coordinate offices including the Vatican Press Office, the Pontifical Council for Social … [Read more...]

ROME, WITH A SMILE. It’s Different There.

First, a little laugh at my expense.I used to do conference and event planning.  Our guests were accustomed to finer things, and so we set out to give them “the best”—whatever that was.  Perhaps it meant that we had a special treat delivered to their rooms each day, when they were at the conference events.  One day it might be a chocolate bar in the shape of the corporate logo.  Next day, a crystal picture frame.  Then, an autographed book….So I talked, as I packed for my Rome trip, about … [Read more...]


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