People March 2016

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High-Ranking American in Vatican “Humbled” by Appointment as Nuncio On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells (photo), the highest-ranking American in the Vatican Secretariat of State, as his new ambassador to South Africa and Botswana. “I am extremely humbled and honored by the faith which has been placed […]

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People February 2016

Greg Burke, senior communications advisor to the Vatican Secretariat of State, speaks at a press conference at the Vatican in this Dec. 3, 2012, file photo. Pope Francis has appointed Burke, a native of St. Louis, as the vice director of the Holy See press office. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-BURKE-TIGHE Dec. 21, 2015.

Vatican Communications Offices Continue Restructuring Proceeding according to a four-year plan for restructuring, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, announced December 21 that the Holy See press office’s administrative and human resources branches are to be handed over to the new Secretariat for Communications. The same day, the Holy See press office announced […]

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