Vatican City: The Vatican, stung by communications blunders and mired in a leaks scandal, has hired an American journalist from Fox News and member of the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei to help improve its relations with the media.
The TV journalist, Greg Burke, and the Vatican on Saturday confirmed what a senior Church source had earlier told Reuters.
Burke, Fox's Rome-based roving correspondent for Europe and the Middle East, will assume the new post of "senior communications adviser" to the Secretariat of State, the key department in the Vatican's central bureaucracy.
Burke, 52, a native of St Louis, Missouri, has been working for Fox for 10 years. Before that he worked for 'Time' magazine in Rome for 10 years. He worked as a stringer for Reuters in Rome early in his career and has also written several books, one about an Italian soccer team....more
11:23 AM, Jun 24, 2012