Pope Francis Establishes Vatican Communications Commission

Tasked with Implementing Reforms Based on Report From Vatican Media Committee

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Pope Francis green lit a proposal from the Council of Cardinals and established a commission that will study and implement reforms following the Vatican Media Committee’s final report.

The initial committee, established in July 2014, set out to “adapt the Holy See media to changing media consumption trends, enhance coordination and achieve progressively and sensitively substantial financial savings.”

The Council of Cardinals, who recently met from April 13-15, studied the final report and proposed the institution of a new commission that will suggest “feasible approaches”.

“The proposal was favourably accepted by the Holy Father, who on April 23rd decided to institute the commission and to appoint its members,” a communique from the Holy See Press Office stated.

The new commission will be chaired by Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano, director of the Vatican Television Center.

The following are the members appointed by the Holy Father:

Paolo Nusiner, director general of the daily newspaper “Avvenire”, Nuova Editoriale Italiana, Milan;

Msgr. Lucio Adrian Ruiz, head of the Vatican Internet Service, directorate of Telecommunications of the Governorate of Vatican City State;

Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., director of “La Civiltà Cattolica”;

Msgr. Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

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Junno Arocho Esteves

Newark, New Jersey, USA Bachelor of Science degree in Diplomacy and International Relations.

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