Greg Burke (journalist)

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Gregory Joseph Burke
Born 1960
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Senior communications adviser
Employer Secretariat of State, Holy See
Religion Roman Catholic

Gregory Joseph "Greg" Burke (born 1960) is senior communications adviser with the Vatican's Secretariat of State. 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.[1][2][3]

Burke has been credited with helping to create Pope Francis' public persona, using his own experience in public relations.[4]

On 1 February 2016 he will become vice director of the Press Office of the Holy See.

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.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b APNewsBreak: Vatican gets Fox media adviser San Francisco Chronicle, June 24, 2012.
  2. ^ a b APNewsBreak: Fox correspondent named senior Vatican communications adviser The Washington Post, June 24, 2012.
  3. ^ 'Rock solid' St. Louis impacts Vatican communicator St. Louis Review, August 8, 2012.
  4. ^ 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.