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Vatican spokesman discusses quest for trasparency

Catholic World News - November 06, 2012

Speaking to journalists about the drive for greater transparency in the working of the Holy See, the director of the Vatican press office said that the Church’s reaction to sexual abuse, the handling of Vatican financial transactions, and steady pressure from the mass media have all been factors in changing the Vatican’s approach.

Problems like the sex-abuse scandal and the public debate over Vatican financial affairs have provided “a real testing bench for greater transparency,” said Father Federico Lombardi. He added that the press office seeks to provide reporters with “unbiased information” about Vatican affairs.

The papal spokesman said that the appointment of a communications adviser to the Secretariat of State, the veteran American newsman Greg Burke, is “a step in the right direction” as Vatican officials adapt to the demands of the media age.

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