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Vatican spokesman and deputy resign

Greg Burke with Pope Francis (Getty)

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Greg Burke as Director of the Vatican Press Office, and the resignation of his deputy Paloma Ovejero.

Greg Burke wrote on Twitter: “At this time of transition in Vatican communications, we think it’s best the Holy Father is completely free to assemble a new team.”

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis has appointed Alessandro Gisotti as Burke’s interim replacement. Gisotti currently serves as Social Media Coordinator for the Dicastery of Communication.