GIUSEPPE RUSCONI – Giuseppe Rusconi, was born to an ancient family of Bellinzona on May 3, 1949, in Ticino, Switzerland. He is married with two children and graduated with honors at the Catholic University of Milan with a degree in Modern History. He taught Italian literature and history for eighteen years, ten of which at Liceo Swiss Rome.
Parliamentary a reporter for the newspaper in Bern Switzerland’s Italian ‘Corriere del Ticino’ from 1988 to the end of 1995, Rusconi returned to Rome to research in the Vatican Archives on ecclesiastical Ticino in Rome in the eighteenth century, then, later, was published at the Publisher Dadò Locarno.
From 1998 to 2011 Giuseppe was the Public Relations Officer of the Economic Group RE. He also created the cardinal heading ‘Rossoporpora’, an in depth magazine for the Catholic world “Adviser RE ‘. This magazine became well known among the Catholic hierarchy for the numerous interviews with cardinals, bishops and other non-church personalities. Rusconi was the Director of the magazine until its closing for economic reasons in the fall of 2011.
‘Rossoporpora’ in 2012 was later hosted by the weekly ‘Time’, and in mid-February 2013, Rusconi created www.rossoporpora.org as his blog, which is widely read in Vatican and diplomatic circles. During this time Rusconi also published his book “Commitment – How the Church accompanies Italian society in everyday life”: numerous reviews, interviews, presentations related to the book can be found on www.rossoporpora.org
Giuseppe Rusconi is accredited at the Vatican press and at the Foreign Press Association in Italy. Rusconi currentlyworks from Rome in particular with the ‘People’s Daily’ (Italian Catholic newspaper of Switzerland) and is contributing editor of the Catholic monthly US ‘Inside the Vatican in which his interviews with personalities on subjects related to the Catholic world appear in English. Rusconi focus on topics especially related to the Vatican, the universal Church, the Italian Church, the Swiss Church, Italian politics, foreign policy issues and anthropological issues. Rusconi also occasionally collaborates with other media in different countries, and is a member of the Honorary Committee of the Spanish Foundation “Via Cantorum”, which is based in Santo Domingo de la Calzada on the road to Santiago de Compostela.
WLODZIMIERZ REDZIOCH -Włodzimierz Redzioch was born September 1, 1951 in Częstochowa,Poland. A graduate in engineering from the Polytechnic of Częstochowa, Redzioch continued his studies at the University of Warsaw, and at the Institute of African Studies (two-year postgraduate studies).
After the election of the Card. Karol Wojtyla to Pope, Włodzimierz left his professional work and moved to Rome to work at the Center for Polish Pilgrims in Rome, and at the Administration of L’Osservatore Romano since 1981.
Włodzimierz Redzioch is the author of several books on the Vatican:
– The Tomb of St. Peter (Calvarianum Publishing House, 1989)
– The gardens of the Vatican and Castel Gandolfo“(the Sport Turystyka, 1990)
– The Basilica of San Pietro (Pallotinum II, 1991)
– The Apostolic Palace (Pallotyński Misyjny Sekretariat, 1993 r.).
He is also the author of guidebooks for Marian shrines:
– “Lourdes” with the introduction of the card. Andrzej Maria Deskur (Pallotinum II, 1992)
– Fatima and surroundings with the introduction of the card. Andrzej Maria Deskur (Pallotinum II, 1993)
In Poland, Włodzimierz has been a major promoter of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. He is the author of the guidebook: Santiago de Compostela – the pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James (Pallotyński Misyjny Sekretariat, 1997 r.) And the album: The pilgrimage. Santiago de Compostela (Publishing House Biały Kruk, 1999).
Redzioch is the co-author of the book on the day of prayer in Assisi, Assisi. Meeting of world religions (Calvarianum, 1990) and Grzegorz Gałązka’s album Cardinals of the Third Millennium (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1996).
Since 1995 Włodzimierz Redzioch has collaborated with the most popular Polish Catholic weekly Niedziela, with the monthly American Catholic-inspired Inside the Vatican magazine, and the news agency Zenit.
On 14 July 2006 Pope Benedict XVI awarded him the title of Commander of the Equestrian Order of St. Sylvester Pope.
ALBERTO CAROSA – Alberto Carosa is a Catholic free-lance journalist who writes from Rome. Besides being regular contributor for Inside the Vatican magazine, he is correspondent for the wire news service Catholic World News and the quarterly magazine of the London-based Latin Mass Society, Mass of Ages. His articles have also appeared in other Catholic periodicals and publications, including Osservatore Romano, Catholic World Report and The Wanderer.
A Hungarian journalist and economist living in Rome, Italy, Viktoria Somogyi is the Editor for the Hungarian Program of Vatican Radio. Viktoria has been free-lancing as Vatican/Rome correspondent for several publications, weekly magazines, radios in Hungary, online news agencies in Italy and writes for an American Catholic monthly. Somogyi also established and led the Hungarian edition of H2onews, multimedia news service (now Aleteia) in Rome.
Apart from journalism, Somogyi has been in contact and collaborating with various European and American think tanks for Hungary, and has organized a conference for one of them in Budapest. For years she has been visiting, interviewing and doing research on Hungarian communities in the US.
Viktoria received her BA in English and Hungarian Literature and Linguistics in Budapest, Hungary and at the University of Reading, England. She later got a MA in Educational Administration, and received a degree in Economics. In Rome, Italy she attended the University “La Sapienza” where she studied International Relations.