(Vatican Radio) On Tuesday changes were announced in the Vatican’s communications offices. Pope Benedict appointed Fr. Edoardo Viganò director of the Vatican Television Centre and layman Angelo Scelzo (see photo), vice director of the Vatican Press Office.
Fr. Viganò is a lecturer at the Pontifical Lateran University and a cinema expert. He replaces Fr. Federico Lombardi, who continues his role as director of the Vatican Press Office and Vatican Radio.
Angelo Scelzo is an Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. A former journalist, Scelzo will work with Vatican Press Office vice director, Fr. Ciro Benedettini. He will manage the accreditation for the use of audiovisual material, which had previously come under the jurisdiction of the Pontifical Council.