Jul 25

Pope Francis names vice director of Holy See press office

Vatican City, Jul 25, 2019 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday appointed Cristiane Murray as vice director of the Holy See Press Office.

Murray, 57, has worked for Vatican Radio for more than 25 years, where she provided live commentary on papal events and international trips.

“I accepted this appointment with emotion. For journalists and colleagues in the Dicastery of Communication it is a great recognition of our daily work in bringing the Gospel to the world, the message of the Pope and the Church,” Murray said July 25.

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Murray has collaborated with the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri since April 2018 in preparation for the Special Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region Oct. 6-27.

Murray is married and has two children. In additional to Italian and Portuguese, she speaks Spanish, French, and English.

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