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The Secretariat for Communications is a dicastery of the Roman Curia with authority over all communications offices of the Holy See and the Vatican City State, including the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Holy See Press Office, Vatican Internet Service, Vatican Radio, Vatican Television Center, Osservatore Romano, Vatican Press, Photograph Service, and Vatican Publishing House.

Secretariat for Communications
Secretaria pro communicatione
Established June 29, 2015; 17 months ago (2015-06-29)
Founder Pope Francis
Founded at Vatican City
Merger of Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Holy See Press Office, Vatican Internet Service, Vatican Radio, Vatican Television Center, L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican Press, Vatican Photo Service, and the Vatican Publishing House
Location
  • Vatican City
Prefect
Dario Edoardo Viganò
Secretary
Lucio Adrian Ruiz
Director General
Paolo Nusiner
Parent organization
Roman Curia
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The Secretariat for Communications (Italian: Segreteria per la Comunicazione) is a dicastery of the Roman Curia with authority over all communications offices of the Holy See and the Vatican City State, including the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Holy See Press Office, Vatican Internet Service, Vatican Radio, Vatican Television Center, Osservatore Romano, Vatican Press (it), Photograph Service, and Vatican Publishing House.

The secretariat was established by Pope Francis in June 2015. Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, former director of the Vatican Television Center, is its prefect. Monsignor Lucio Adrian Ruiz, former head of the Vatican Internet Service, is secretary. Paul Nusiner, former General Manager of Avvenire is director general. James Galvan, former head of the International Relations Office and of Legal Affairs for Vatican Radio, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Vatican Television Center, is deputy director general.

On 13 July 2016 Pope Francis appointed the following as members of the dicastry: