John     Thavis

John Thavis is a journalist, author and speaker specializing in Vatican and religious affairs. He is known in the trade as a “Vaticanista,” a calling that became clear only after a circuitous career path.

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The Vatican Prophecies

A fascinating inside look at how the Vatican tries to evaluate and control supernatural phenomena, from Marian apparitions to demonic possession.

The Vatican Diaries


The instant New York Times best-seller, a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities and politics of the Catholic Church.

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John Thavis was in Rome during the recent papal resignation and conclave, and is available to media for interviews about the pope and the Vatican.

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