John Paul Shimek

John Paul Shimek is a pilgrim-journalist in Rome where he’ll be reporting on the Conclave all this month. He’s also written for Catholic World Report and, and is working towards an ecclesiastical doctoral degree in Sacred Theology at the Catholic University of America.

We Have a Conclave


“Habemus conclave.” We have a conclave. It is official and it commences on March 12. That news came across the wire late last week here in Rome. As a pilgrim-journalist covering the conclave, the election and installation of the new pope, and the new pope’s first Holy Week and Easter Sunday, I received the news […]

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