From AGI online:
Father Federico Lombardi is the new spokesman for the Pope. A Jesuit, he was previously the general director of the Vatican Radio and director of the Vatican television centre. With his nomination as new director of the press office of the Holy See, there is a de facto synergy among the three organisms. Joaquin Navarro Valls is now out of the scene, having directed the press office for over 22 years and followed Pope John Paul II on all his trips since 1984.