Greg Burke (journalist)

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Gregory Joseph Burke
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Born 8 November 1959
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Director of the Press Office
Employer Holy See Press Office
Religion Roman Catholic

Gregory Joseph "Greg" Burke (born 8 November 1959[1]) is the Director of the Holy See Press Office. He was formerly a correspondent for the Fox News Channel, and for Time Magazine, based in Rome. In June 2012 it was announced he would be taking up the position of senior communications adviser with the Secretariat of State.[2][3][4]

Burke has been credited with helping to create Pope Francis' public persona, using his own experience in public relations.[5]

He was appointed a vice director of the Holy See Press Office on February 1, 2016, and was promoted to director of that office on July 11, 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Burke is from St. Louis, Missouri. He is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism. He is a Roman Catholic and a member of Opus Dei.[2][3]


  1. ^ Appointment on the homepage of the Holy See Press Office
  2. ^ a b APNewsBreak: Vatican gets Fox media adviser San Francisco Chronicle, June 24, 2012.
  3. ^ a b APNewsBreak: Fox correspondent named senior Vatican communications adviser The Washington Post, June 24, 2012.
  4. ^ 'Rock solid' St. Louis impacts Vatican communicator St. Louis Review, August 8, 2012.
  5. ^ Reilly, Jill (November 21, 2013). "The PR genius who helped make the Pope popular: Francis's marketing mastermind, an ex US journalist who belongs to Opus Dei". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved December 9, 2013.