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Vatican newspaper appoints new editorial board for women’s magazine

The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, named a new director and editorial board for its women’s magazine, Women-Church-World.

The announcement came a little more than one month after the magazine’s founder and former director, Lucetta Scaraffia, resigned along with her editorial staff, claiming a lack of trust and support from the new management at the newspaper.

The newspaper announced on Tuesday that the head of a new editorial board would be Rita Pinci (pictured), an Italian journalist who has been working at TV2000, the Italian bishops’ television station.

Pinci spent 20 years at the Italian daily newspaper, Il Messaggero, starting out as a correspondent and later becoming the first Italian woman to be the editor-in-chief and vice director of a major national daily newspaper. She also served as a vice director of two major weekly magazines, Panorama and Chi.

She said in a written statement that even though she is not a theologian, Church historian or Vatican expert, “I am a journalist. I am a believer” and “I think the Church needs the gaze and voice of women who represent more than half of the faithful.”

Along with the announcement of Pinci’s appointment, the newspaper said it was “pleased to announce” the monthly magazine would be published as usual in May. Pope Francis had appointed Andrea Monda, an Italian journalist and religion teacher, to be editor of L’Osservatore Romano in December.

Pinci said Monda assured her that she and the editorial board would have “complete freedom.”

Meanwhile, Paolo Ruffini, head the Vatican Dicastery for Communication, told reporters on Tuesday that the staff of L’Osservatore Romano would be moving its offices to the building where staff for Vatican News – formerly Vatican Radio – work so that “the entire journalistic part” of the Vatican media operations will be under one roof.

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JOIN US FOR THE RE-DEDICATION EVENT -WATCH OUR LIVESTREAM BELOW AT NOON

THE REDEDICATION In 1381, England was dedicated to Mary by King Richard II and was 'set apart for her among the nations. This year, the Christians of England are called to make a personal dedication to Mary, taking up her example as Christ’s first disciple. History...

Prayers to say for the rededication of England as Mary’s Dowry

At noon today (Sunday, 29 March), England will be rededicated as the Dowry of Mary. While celebrations have been scaled back for obvious reasons, Catholics can still make join in at home by saying the prayers below. You can say the prayers at any time of day, although...

Online Mass and CAFOD are helping fill the holes left in our Sundays

With the coronavirus pandemic causing Masses across the country to be cancelled, there is now a large demand for virtual worship – and Catholic charity CAFOD hopes its weekly ‘Children’s Liturgy Live!’ will inspire families across the UK after the first session saw...

Catholic Churches in Europe opened to fight COVID-19

Catholic dioceses and religious orders across Europe are offering to turn church facilities into spaces needed for health care or housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Church leaders throughout Europe have been struggling to maintain Catholic religious devotions...

CAFOD takes its activities online as world stays home

With the onset of the coronavirus leaving many spending more time inside, organisations have swung into action moving their activities online, including UK charity CAFOD, which hopes its digital events and resources will unite international communities. The Covid-19...