Dr Joaquí­n Navarro Valls, Director of the ...

Dr Joaquí­n Navarro Valls, Director of the Vatican Press Office      
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The promotion of Dr Joaquí­n Navarro Valls, Director of the Vatican Press Office, to Knight Grand Cross of Merit has been announced.

Dr Joaquí­n Navarro Valls, born in Cartagena, Spain on November 16, 1936, has been the Director of the Holy See (Vatican) Press Office since 1984.

Dr Navarro Valls studied at the "Deutsche Schule" ("German School"), and then studied medicine at the Universities of Granada and Barcelona, as well as journalism at the Faculty of Sciences of Communication at the University of Navarra. He also took post-graduate studies at Harvard University in the United States.

He graduated "summa cum laude" in Medicine and Surgery in 1961 and took courses for a doctorate in Psychiatry. In addition, he taught at the Faculty of Medicine.

In 1968, received a degree in journalism and in the science of communication in 1980. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French. and Italian.

Dr. Navarro Valls was both a foreign correspondent for Nuestro Tiempo, and was also Foreign Correspondent for the daily newspaper of Madrid ABC Highly esteemed by his colleagues. He was elected a member of the Board of Directors (1979) and later President of the Foreign Press Association, Italy (1983 and 1984).

From 1996 until 2001, he served as President of the Administration Board of the "Maruzza Lefebvre d Ovidio" Foundation.

His work with the Holy See has enabled him to be a member of the Holy See Delegation to international conferences of the United Nations in Cairo (1994), Copenhagen (1995), Beijing (1995), and Istanbul (1996). His continued work in medicine and journalism has allowed him to participate in national and international conferences on psychiatry and/or communication as a guest speaker. Since 1996 he has been a visiting professor at the Faculty of Institutional Social Communications of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

Recommended link:

Official web site of Dr Joaquí­­n Navarro Valls
www.navarro-valls.info/

 

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