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(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has appointed Dr. Nataša Govekar, professor at the “Theology Atelier Card . T. Špidlík”  of the Aletti Center in Rome as the new Director of the Department of Pastoral Theology of the recently established Vatican Secretariat for Communications.  

The Holy Father has also named as Director of the Technology Department of the Communications Secretariat Francesco Masci, hitherto responsible for the Technical Department of the Vatican Internet Service.

Pope Francis has made new appointments to the Vatican Secretariat for Communications - ANSA

From Slovenia to Rome

Nataša Govekar was born in 1975 at Šempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia. She studied Theology and Slovene at the University of Ljubljana. She received her Doctorate in Missiology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, writing her doctoral thesis on ‘The Transmission Of Faith Through Images.’

The Centro Aletti was founded in 1993 by St. John Paul II in order to encourage research on the meaning of faith and art in the eastern Catholic tradition, and to provide a bridge between the Churches of east and west. The center, attached to the mission of the Society of Jesus at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, fosters intellectual research and spirituality.