OH MY? TALK ABOUT PALACE INTIGUE WITH NO TRAPPINGS TO MAKE IT ARTISTIC!
GREG BURKE AND HIS ASSISTANT RESIGN IMMEDIATELY FROM VATICAN NEWS SO SAYS GREG WITH COMMENTARY BY ROCCO PALMA:
FROM GREG BURKE: Paloma and I have resigned, effective Jan. 1. At this time of transition in Vatican communications, we think it’s best the Holy Father is completely free to assemble a new team.
FROM ROCCO PALMA: As if the Vatican – let alone its now-merged media arm – needed more tumult, today’s departures of Greg Burke & his deputy Paloma Garcia from Press Office helm couldn’t come at a more fraught time, esp. with Feb. abuse summit likely to be Rome’s most-covered event since Conclave.
What’s more, given the standard rule of crisis communications that you don’t leave in the middle of the storm, but ride it out, to lose both the Vatican’s top press hands (both quite devout) in mid-scandal appears to signal that something has become professionally untenable.