The latest news is the consolidation of Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Center into the dicastery headed by Viganò.
In effect, as of January 1, 2017 the name “Vatican Radio” no longer has any legal value and has disappeared from the paychecks of its 350 employees. But this is not all there is to it. As of December 1, the AM broadcasts have ceased, and the shortwave – an historical channel of communication for Catholics in countries devoid of freedom, defended to the end by Fr. Federico Lombardi – also have their days numbered.
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