In hindsight, you might think, Andrea Tornielli had recommended in the past five and a half years all the time for his new task. With each dedicated line that he wrote with each article. Read now how to pleas for a man who shouldn't need any special intercession of the Pope. But the Thesis with the recommendation is, of course, daring.
The Journalist from Chioggia in Venice, 54 years old, soft voice, and top of the spring, was one of the most famous of the "Vaticanisti" in the country. The Italians call those reporters of the Vatican. You travel with, if the Pope out of town, you know all the power intrigues of the Church, can quote from the Stand of old encyclicals. Even the Conclave can some suggest, although the papal election is just about the most Secret thing there is. Tornielli fact, the last for the Turin newspaper "La Stampa" and as the coordinator of the "Vatican Insider", an online newspaper in five languages, which has rubbed a large, international audience. Pro-Bergoglio, also in Chinese.
The new-media guardian of the Vatican, Andrea Tornielli. Photo: PD
Now, Pope Francis has appointed Tornielli as the new Director of media of the Vatican. To super editor-in-chief, to a certain extent. This is a remarkable page in exchange for a professional journalist. Tornielli is Catholic, but not a Clergyman: He is married, has three children. He has also studied theology, but ancient Greek. Now, he will be responsible for the editorial line of Radio Vatican and all its many departments of Language; from the "Osservatore Romano", the daily newspaper of the Vatican, founded in 1861; from the TV Centro Vatican television center the Vatican, which, inter alia, all of the big fairs and the Webcam operates at the St Peter's square station, and the publishing house Libreria Editrice Vaticana with your range of pious reading and of Vatican News, the Website of the small state.
But what does that mean, a journalistic line in a absolute monarchy? Basically, it should go about, to carry the word of "Papa Francesco", as Tornielli announced to him, in the world. Finely prepared, on all channels. "In times of rapid Slogans and social media," he says, but, "it is important to put the reality back into the centre and to analyze objectively." The do not all seem to. Tornielli thought, especially to the many, the Holy father is not so well-minded bloggers that have surfaced in the past few years. Including the nostalgic, the desire of Benedict XVI and the traditionalists and super-conservative with direct wire to these circles within the Roman Curia. Anti-Bergoglio, always.
storms shaking the Vatican, says the Pope
Tornielli wrote as a Vatican against them, now he has the whole defense apparatus in the Hand. "There is a battle for Power runs," he said recently. And because of this power struggle runs parallel to the abuse scandals, is not to Communicate from the Vatican just so easy. The Pope spoke a few days ago of "Storms and hurricanes", the shaking of the Vatican.
Torniellis predecessor in the media, the Secretariat, the Italian priest, Dario Edoardo Viganò, had to shoot in this harsh climate of a silly thing fascinating: He manipulated a letter from the Emeritus Pope to the President so that the Letter as an advert for Francis was. A critical paragraph from this he had cleaned up easy with Photoshop. Viganò was gone quickly. Such a thing should not happen to Tornielli, he's too long in the business. Dozens of books he has written, also, biographies of Paul VI and of Pope Pius XII, In "Il Giorno del Giudizio", such as: the day of judgment, his latest work, he complains the Prosecutor of "Papa Francesco", the Schemers so, the insistence of the Pope quite openly to resign. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 27.12.2018, 19:13 PM