An informative summary. (Catholic Herald
About the Author
John L. Allen Jr.
is an Associate Editor at the Boston Globe
and the Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN, and was previously Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter
. He is also the author of seven books on the Vatican and Catholic affairs, including The Future Church: How Ten Trends Are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church
and All the Pope's Men: The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks.
His most recent book is The Global War on Christians