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Vatican spokesman, aide abruptly resign

Jan 01, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Spokesman Greg Burke often traveled with the Pope.

ROME — The Vatican capped a tumultuous year Monday by announcing the resignations of its head spokesman, Greg Burke, and his deputy, the figures most responsible for day-to-day dealings with the media.

The statement provided no reason for the departures of Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero, but the move magnifies the uncertainty facing the Vatican as it deals with criticism for its slow responses to the sexual abuse crisis. Pope Fran...