Vatican hires U.S. journalist to help media relations
The Vatican, stung by communications blunders and mired in a leaks scandal, has hired an American journalist from Fox News and member of the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei to help improve its relations with the media.
The TV journalist, Greg Burke, and the Vatican on Saturday confirmed what a senior Church source had earlier told Reuters.
Burke, Fox's Rome-based roving correspondent for Europe and the Middle East, will assume the new post of "senior communications adviser" to the Secretariat of State, the key department in the Vatican's central bureaucracy....
CENSORED priest Father Brian D'Arcy hit back at the Catholic Church hierarchy yesterday, as he was inundated with messages of support from around the world.
In the past he has criticised mandatory celibacy for priests and the Church's handling of child abuse scandals in Ireland.
The disciplinary action means he must submit his writings and broadcasts to an official censor. In a strongly worded statement issued yesterday, Fr D'Arcy said he was "saddened and disappointed with the contents of the Congregation's letter but I have come to accept that this is the CDF's way of dealing with issues"." Vatican Gags its Bad News