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Federico Lombardi, SJ (born August 20, 1942 in Saluzzo, Piedmont) is an Italian Roman Catholic priest and the current director of the Holy See Press Office.

Lombardi was born in Saluzzo, Piedmont, and was trained in mathematics and studied theology in Germany. He became a Jesuit priest in 1972, and then worked for the influential Jesuit-run magazine, La Civiltà Cattolica, and served as superior of the Jesuits' Italian province.

Lombardi was named program director (1991) and later general director (2005) of Vatican Radio, and was also made general director of the Vatican Television Centre in 2001.

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