American Greg Burke to succeed Jesuit Fr. Lombardi as head of Vatican press office

July 11, 2016 2:09 PM

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American Greg Burke to succeed Jesuit Fr. Lombardi as head of Vatican press office

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis named two experienced journalists -- including its first female vice director -- to lead the Vatican press office.

Greg Burke, a native of St. Louis, succeeds Italian Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, who retires after 10 years as head of the Vatican press office, the Vatican announced Monday. Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Ovejero fills in Burke's spot as vice director, making her the first female to hold that po...

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