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Pope Names New Prefect of Vatican Dicastery for Communications

Paolo Ruffini, currently director of TV2000, the television network of the Italian Episcopal Conference

Pope Francis has named a prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication.

According to a bulletin of the Holy See Press Office published today, July 5, 2018, the Holy Father Francis appointed Dr. Paolo Ruffini, currently director of TV2000, the television network of the Italian Episcopal Conference, as the new prefect.

Born in Palermo, Italy on Oct. 4, 1956, Ruffini graduated in jurisprudence from “La Sapienza” University of Rome. He has been a journalist since 1979, and in 1986, married Maria Argenti.

He has worked in the press: Il Mattino of Naples (1979-1986) and Il Messaggero of Rome (1986-1996), the radio: Giornale Radio Rai (1996-2002), Canale Gr Parliamento (1998-2002), Radio 1 (1999-2002), Inblu Radio (2014-2018), and the television sector: Rai3 (2002-2011), La7 (2011-2014) and Tv2000 (2014-2018).

He has received various journalism awards and has taken part in numerous study conventions on the role of Christians in information, ethics of communication and the new media.

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). 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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