The Holy See’s Social Communications to be overhauled… eventually.

This just in from Apcom in my translation:

Città del Vaticano, 24 January (Apcom) – There will be a change to the communications structure of the Vatican, also if "the when and how is still a point of reflection, however we are moving in this direction."  This was announced by [Archbp.] Claudio Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, presenting this morning in the Vatican the Pope’s Message for the World Day for Social Communication for 2008.  "I received this mandate from the Pope and Cardinal Bertone," [Archbp. Celli] explained, "and we are starting to dialog with the directors of various sectors of the media.  The when and how are still a point of reflection, however we are moving in this direction," Celli concluded, "because this need was also felt on our part."

To which WDTPRS can only respond:


It’s about time! 

I remain cautiously sceptical, rather than optimistic. My experience from working in the Curia brought me in frustration eventually to coin the phrase that "In the Vatican, equipment is update every 75 years… whether it needs it or not."

We’ll see.

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  1. Matt Q says:

    What is that really needs “overhauling?” Equipment, business structure, management form…? I don’t think it’s a reflection on Cardinal Foley. The Pope gave him the Red Hat. :)

  2. Blogger says:

    What happened to Cardinal Foley? I knew he was no longer president of the PCSC but I’m not sure where he is working within the Church now (other than being the grand knight of the EOHS).

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