Thursday, July 5, 2018

New Director for Vatican Communications

The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed a new Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for Communications in the person of Doctor Paolo Ruffini.  Doctor Ruffini has, until now, served as Director of TV2000, the television network that is operated by the Italian Conference of Bishops.

Doctor Paolo Ruffini
newly-appointed Director of Vatican Communications

Doctor Paolo Ruffini was born in Palermo (Sicily) on 4 October 1956.  He holds a degree in Jurisprudence which was granted by the La Sapienza University in Rome and has been working as a professional journalist since 1979.

He married Maria Argenti in 1986.

His experience in the field of print journalism includes employment at: Il Mattino in Naples (1979-1986) and Il Messaggero in Rome (1986-1996); in the field of radio: Giornale Radio RAI (1996-2002); Canale Gr Parlamento (1998-2002); Radio 1 (1999-2002); Inblu Radio (2014-2018); and in the field of television: RAI3 (2002-2011); La 7 (2011-2014); Tv2000 (2014-2018).

He has received various prizes for journalism and has taken part in numerous conventions studying the role of Christians in the fields of information, communications ethics and new forms of media.

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