Holy See newspaper moves outside Vatican walls

Palazzo Pio

 VATICAN CITY – After 160 years, Holy See newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has relocated its editorial office outside the Vatican walls, religious sources said on Thursday.

 Founded in 1861, the newspaper's office had been located in a 19th century building a stone’s throw from Pharmacy and the IOR, commonly known as the “Vatican Bank.”

 The new home of the Pope's paper is Palazzo Pio, in front of Castel Sant’Angelo, where Vatican Radio is headquartered, placing all journalists under the one roof.

 Taking place Wednesday with the blessing of Monsignor Lucio Adrian Ruiz, the move reportedly underlines Pope Francis’ emphasis on the importance of communication.