Prof. Joaquín Navarro-Valls passes away in Rome
On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, Visiting Professor of the School of Church Communications, passed away in Rome.
Born in Cartagena (Spain) in 1936, he was twenty-two years old in charge of the Vatican Communication as Director of the Press Room of the Holy See, accompanied by a large part of the pontificate of St. John Paul II and the early years of Benedict XVI.
Since 2007, he has been the President of the advisory board of the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome.
The wake took place on July 6 in the sacristy of the Basilica of St Eugene (Viale delle Belle Arti 10, Rome).
The funeral was celebrated by Monsignor Mariano Fazio, Vicar General of the Prelature of Opus Dei, on Friday, July 7.