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Pope renames Vatican communications office

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on 23 June 2018, changed the name of the Secretariat for Communication to the “Dicastery for Communication”, with a rescript published in the Osservatore Romano.

The Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication (Vatican News’ parent organization) will now be called the Dicastery for Communication.

Pope Francis made his decision public on Saturday, after hearing the opinion of the Council of Cardinals.

In a rescript published in the Osservatore Romano on Saturday, Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Substitute of the Secretariat of State, said the decision was taken during an audience with the Holy Father and became effective on Saturday.

A dicastery is one of the official congregations of the Holy See, for example,  the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes, through which the Pope conducts the regular administration of the universal Church. – Vatican News

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