The new positions announced by the dicastery Jan. 11 were two new assistants to the director — U.S. Sister Bernadette M. Reis, a Daughter of St. Paul, and Raul Cabrera Perez from Peru — and an office manager, U.S.-born Thaddeus M. Jones.
Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, 54, of Argentina, who had been working in the Vatican’s real estate administration office, is the object of a preliminary diocesan investigation after accusations came to light of sexual abuse, abuse of power and mismanagement in his former Diocese of Oran.
Pope Francis accepted the resignations of Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero, the press office announced Dec. 31. The pope appointed Alessandro Gisotti, coordinator of social media at the Vatican Dicastery for Communication, to serve as interim director of the press office.