Monday, December 31, 2018

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.

5 comments:

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

I wonder if Greg, a devout Catholic, and I pray that he still is, knows the secrets of this papacy and the veracity of Archbishop Vigano? As a reporter, will he now do his job unemcumbered by His job at the Vatican and reveal what he knows to bring everything into the Light of Christ?

TJM said...

He will be swimming with the fishes if he does.

Joseph Johnson said...

This sounds almost like some of the Trump administration departures.

rcg said...

Ya know, TJM can be a little over the top at times. But this time I think he is right.

rcg said...

Another thought: if the news of the intrim appointment is correct this change seems to follow the pattern of other high profile changes in Vatican offices.