John Allen

Pope Francis speaks with President Barack Obama during a private audience on March 27, 2014 at the Vatican.   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Opens Up In Interview On Second Anniversary Of Election

Vatican watcher John Allen said the Pope Francis the world sees as a natural in public was not always like that as the Archbishop in Buenos Aires.

03/13/2015

Pope Francis waves after his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sept. 18, 2013  (credit: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pope Francis May Visit U.S. In Sept. 2015

“On background, Vatican officials are saying that Pope Francis has indicated that he wants to come to the United States in September 2015,” John Allen the National Catholic Reporter said.

01/24/2014

Pope Benedict XVI (Photo credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign Feb. 28, Says He’s Too Infirm

The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning.

02/11/2013

President Barack Obama (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)/David Petraeus (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Obama: No Evidence That Petraeus Scandal Hurt National Security

In his first comments on the scandal, President Barack Obama tells a White House news conference that from what he’s seen, no classified information was disclosed that would harm national security.

11/14/2012

(credit: Westchester County Police)

Video Of Unmasked Gas Station Robbery Suspect Leads To Arrest In Westchester

A tipster who saw the video on TV called Westchester County police Wednesday night and said he recognized the man.

03/08/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

‘Rock Star’ Dolan Becoming Talk Of Rome, Deflecting Scandal Surrounding Pope

The Catholic Church is closely watching the attention Archbishop Timothy Dolan is receiving, praise and adulation one expert says is exactly what it needs right now.

02/16/2012

Archibishop Timothy Dolan is seen in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Could Cardinal Dolan Become Pope?

“He has a lot of direct pastoral experience running complex archdiocese both in Milwaukee and in New York. He can play on a big public state. He has serious credentials with a Ph.D in Church History,” said Vatican expert John Allen.

01/08/2012