Pope Francis (L) salutes Paloma Garcia Ovejero (R) at the Vatican on July 11, 2016. / AFP / OSSERVATORE ROMANO / -
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Pope Francis Monday named a former Fox News correspondent to head up the Vatican press office and appointed the tiny state's first-ever female deputy spokesperson.Jesuit Father Lombardi, who turns 74 next month, steps down after heading up the press office for 10 years, through much of Benedict XVI's papacy -- and his shock resignation -- as well as the first three years of Francis's.Burke's appointment may rile the Vatican's old guard, the Italians, but it will likely soothe those worried Francis is overly liberal.
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