Holy See Press Office
The Holy See Press Office (Italian: Sala Stampa della Santa Sede) publishes the official news of the activities of the Pope and of the various departments of the Roman Curia. All speeches, messages, documents, as well as the statements issued by the Director, are published in their entirety.
The press office operates every day in Italian, although texts in other languages are also available. The current head of the press office, with the title director, is Father Federico Lombardi, a Jesuit, while the previous director was the Spanish layman and medical doctor Joaquin Navarro Valls.
On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Pope Francis, through an apostolic letter done motu proprio ("on his own initiative") established the Secretariat for Communications in the Roman Curia; the Press Office will be eventually incorporated into it.
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