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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni

Bruni Has Worked in Vatican Ten Years; Born in the UK, Speaks Four Languages

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The new Director of the Holy See Press Office have just been announced: Matteo Bruni.
The news of the appointments came in today’s bulletin published by the Press Office. Bruni, has been working as assistant to the Director of the Holy See Press Office, and has been one of the Pope’s press aides for years.
Born in the UK, Bruni speaks, beyond Italian, English very well, as well as French and Spanish.
Alessandro Gisotti, who had been director ‘ad interim’, following the resignations of Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero on Dec. 31, 2018, had chosen to be ‘ad interim’ as he marked the first married director of the Press Office, and first to be a father of a family, as he has two children.
The Vatican’s communications structure has evolved greatly over the past century, but there was not a coordination between the different entities, such as television, radio, its newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, and publishing house.
In 2015, the Secretariat for Communications, later renamed Dicastery for Communications, was established to create an institutional coordination between all its services.
Paolo Ruffini is the current prefect of the Dicastery, and marks the first layperson to have ever headed a Vatican dicastery. Andrea Tornielli is the head of editorial direction for the Vatican.
Alessandro Gisotti has been nominated as vice-director of editorial direction, along with journalist Sergio Centofanti.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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