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‘Aware of Delicate & Decisive Task of Information,’ Matteo Bruni, New Holy See Press Office Director, Issues Statement First Day in Role

Thanks Holy Father for Trust, the Dicastery, and Alessandro Gisotti

I am aware of the delicate and decisive task of information…

With this message, the new Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, issued his first statement as director.

Bruni succeeds Alessandro Gisotti, who served as Director ‘ad interim’ for the last six months, following the resignations of former Director, Greg Burke, and vice-director, Paloma Garcia Ovejero.

“My assignment begins today as Director of the Holy See Press Office,” the statement began, “after having served for ten years, in a spirit of service to the Pope and to the Holy See, with the experience and the strength at my disposition.”

The new director thanked the Holy Father for his trust, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, Paolo Ruffini, for the support of the Dicastery, which he acknowledged, “I know will not be lacking,” his “friend” and “colleague,” Alessandro Gisotti, “for having generously and wisely led the Press Office in these months,” and colleagues.

Bruno also expressed his certainty that he will find support in his colleagues, from whom, he noted, he has “learned to know the value and the professionalism in these intense years of work for the Holy See.”

Below is a Zenit translation of the statement issued in Italian:

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Statement of the Director of the Holy See Press Office,

Matteo Bruni

My assignment begins today as Director of the Holy See Press Office, after having served for ten years, in a spirit of service to the Pope and to the Holy See, with the experience and the strength at my disposition. I thank my colleague and friend Alessandro Gisotti, for having generously and wisely led the Press Office in these months.

I am aware of the delicate and decisive task of information and I am certain that I will find support in my colleagues, from whom I have learned to know the value and the professionalism in these intense years of work for the Holy See.

I thank the Holy Father for his trust and the Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, Paolo Ruffini, for the support of the Dicastery, which I know will not be lacking.

[Original text: Italian]  [ZENIT’s translation by Virginia M. Forrester]

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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