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Vatican spokesman and his deputy resign unexpectedly

Dec 31, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

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.

A statement provided no reason for the departures of Burke and Paloma GarcĂ­a Ovejero, but the move magnifies the uncertainty facing the Vatican as it deals with criticism of its slow or opaque responses to the sexual abuse crisis. Over the past year, Pope Francis overhauled much of the Vat...