Pope Appoints Andrea Tornielli Editorial Director of Vatican’s Dicastery for Communications. Veteran journalist has long, positive history with Medjugorje – Broke story that Medjugorje investigation committee concluded that early apparitions were supernatural in nature.

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Prefect of Dicastery Praises Choice for Role Which Will Coordinate All Vatican MediaDECEMBER 18, 2018 13:10DEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOVPOPE & HOLY SEE

Pope Francis has appointed Italian Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli, 54, editorial director of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communications.

Announced in a Holy See Press Office bulletin, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, Tornielli will hold this position which coordinates Vatican media. In the same bulletin, it was announced that the Pope nominated Andrea Monda as Director of L’Osservatore Romano.

Since April 2011, he worked at the daily La Stampa, where he coordinated the website Vatican Insider . Married and father of three, he lives between Rome and Milan, according to his short biography published by the Holy See.

In a statement, the prefect of the Dicastery, Paolo Ruffini, assures that with Andrea Tornielli, “the editorial direction (which he is responsible for, in coordinating all the media of the Vatican) will have a safe, authoritative and visionary conduct; conscious of both the great history of the Vatican media and the future that can only be built if we are not afraid, and together.”

The new and first editorial director expresses his gratitude to the pope.

Today, he believes, “we need a journalism that tells the facts first before commenting. A journalism that, at the time of the slogans, is able to analyze the reality while always taking into account all its factors.” Andrea Tornielli is committed to serving the Holy See “to help communicate, with all means and using all platforms, in a simple and direct way, the magisterium of the Pope who – as shown by the homilies of St. Martha – accompanies the people of God in every corner of the world. “

For “La Stampa” Mr. Tornelli broke the story – “Medjugorje: the findings of the Ruini report”

The commission noted a very clear difference between the beginning of the phenomenon and its following development, and therefore decided to issue two distinct votes on the two different phases: the first seven presumed appearances between June 24 and July 3, 1981, and all that happened later. Members and experts came out with 13 votes in favor of recognizing the supernatural nature of the first visions.