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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

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.

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 5 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': or

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