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Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò Appointed Vice-Chancellor of Pontifical Academy of Sciences & Social Sciences

Until Now, He Served as Assessor of the Dicastery for Communication

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Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò as the new vice-chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences.

The nomination was published in a bulletin of the Holy See Press Office on August 31, 2019.

«The Holy Father,» it read, «has appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, with specific competence in the field of communication, Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò , until now assessor in the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication.»

Prior to being assessor, Msgr. Viganò served as prefect of the dicastery.

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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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