Today I was greeted with the excellent new that my old friend Greg Burke, the director of the Holy See Press Office and papal spokesman, has resigned. I am delighted for him.
While you could not assemble a better man for the job from a multitude of parts, and Greg Burke truly is a “man of parts”, it pained me to see him in that role, in these years.
Not only did Greg resign, but the deputy, Paloma García Ovejero also resigned. SURPISE! Hence, the Vatican one of the only women in a high profile spot.
An interim director has been appointed: Alessandro Gisotti who has been heading up the dicastery for Social Communications. By the way, just a little while ago, 18 Dec., Andrea “turncoat” Tornielli was appointed to that same dicastery to coordinate the editorial line of all of the Holy See’s media.