Greg Burke (journalist)

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Greg Burke
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Gregory Joseph Burke

(1959-11-08) November 8, 1959 (age 62)
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationFormer director of the Holy See Press Office
PredecessorFederico Lombardi
SuccessorMatteo Bruni

Gregory Joseph Burke (born November 8, 1959[1]) is an American journalist. He was formerly the director of the Holy See Press Office, a position in which he succeeded Federico Lombardi, and was succeeded by Matteo Bruni.

Burke was formerly a correspondent for the Fox News and for Time magazine, while based in Rome. In June 2012 it was announced he would be taking up the position of senior communications advisor for the Section for General Affairs of the Vatican's Secretariat of State.[2][3][4]

He was appointed vice director of the Holy See Press Office in December 2015, and was promoted to director August 1, 2016.[5] On December 31, 2018, he announced his intention to resign his appointment.[6][7] In September 2019 he became director of communications at IESE Business School.[8]

Personal life[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 11.07.2016", Holy See Press Office
  2. ^ a b Winfield, Nicole (June 23, 2012). "APNewsBreak: Vatican gets Fox media adviser". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on June 23, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "APNewsBreak: Fox correspondent named senior Vatican communications adviser". The Washington Post. June 23, 2012. Archived from the original on June 24, 2012.
  4. ^ Kenny, Joseph (August 8, 2012). "'Rock solid' St. Louis impacts Vatican communicator". St. Louis Review. Archived from the original on September 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "St. Louis Native Promoted to Pope's Spokesman". CBS St. Louis. July 12, 1016. Archived from the original on July 13, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Paloma and I have resigned, effective Jan. 1. At this time of transition in Vatican communications, we think it's best the Holy Father is completely free to assemble a new team". Twitter. December 31, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  7. ^ "Vatican spokesman, deputy resign amid crisis period for pope". ABC News. December 31, 2019. Retrieved July 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "Greg Burke, former papal spokesman, joins IESE Business School as Director of Communications", (Press release).