Vatican spokesman Greg Burke and his deputy have resigned suddenly. A statement by the Vatican has said Pope Francis accepted their resignation on Monday.
In a tweet, Burke said that he and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, had resigned effective January 1.
Burke later thanked Pope Francis for the "fascinating" experience of being Vatican spokesperson.
Pope Francis has named a member of the Vatican's communications office, Alessandro Gisotti, as an interim replacement.
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