Last governor to look into Vatican communication

Vatican (SE): The last British governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, has been appointed to head an 11-member group to revamp the Vatican media setup.

Specifically it is being asked to modernise Pope Francis’ Twitter mechanisms and the group is also being asked to look into the viability of Vatican Radio, which broadcasts in 40 languages and is believed to use over 40 per cent of the entire communications budget.

In a July 7 statement, the Vatican said that the team will have 12 months to prepare a report on adapting the Holy See’s media to changing trends. 

“Building on the recent positive experiences with...