- Dec 31, 2022
In retirement, Pope Benedict leaves second legacy
When Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, the consensus among the Vatican press corps was that he was likely very ill. That turned out not...
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.
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.