John L. Allen Jr.
John L. Allen Jr. is the Editor of Crux, an independent Catholic news platform operated in partnership with the Knights of Columbus. For sixteen years he was a senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, covering the Vatican and the global Church from Rome, and for two years he was an associate editor at the Boston Globe. Allen is also the senior Vatican analyst for CNN, a popular speaker in the United States and around the world, and the author of eleven books on the Vatican and Church affairs. He and his wife Shannon, along with their pug Ellis, live in Denver, and Allen now spends roughly a third of each year in Rome.