Pope Francis has appointed Fr. James Martin, SJ one of 13 new consultors to the Vatican Secretariat for Communications. Fr. Martin, editor-at-large for America, the Jesuit journal, is a frequent contributor to major media outlets in the United States and is a member of an Off-Broadway theater company in New York City according to a Catholic News Service (April 12, 2017) posting on the National Catholic Reporter web site.
Fr. Martin was one of six priests, six laymen and one laywoman to be the new consultors or advisers to the communications body, which is led by Msgr. Dario Vigano and coordinates the Vatican’s diverse communications and media operations. The consultors are an advisory group separate from the secretariat members — a group of 16 cardinals, bishops and laypeople the pope named last year.
For the America magazine (April 12, 2017) report, click here.
For the CNS report, via NCR, click here.