Education
6:18 am
Tue April 1, 2014

WFU Will Host Vatican Expert & Author

The Catholic Church continues to struggle with issues including cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests and a decline in the number of priests and nuns in several religious orders.

Jason Berry gained prominence for his pioneering investigative reporting into sexual abuse in the priesthood, his coverage of the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, and his reporting on the Vatican’s investigation of American nuns accused of “radical feminism.”
Credit Jason Berry

For the past 25 years, investigative journalist and author Jason Berry has been covering the Catholic Church and its myriad scandals and crisis. Earlier this year, he co-produced of PBS Frontline documentary called Secrets of the Vatican.

Berry is the author of Render Unto to Rome: The Secret Life and Money in the Catholic Church and co-author of Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II.

On Wednesday, Berry will be the guest speaker at Wake Forest University as part of the schools journalism program and its affiliation with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington D.C.

He recently spoke with WFDD’s Keri Brown by phone from his home in New Orleans to talk about Pope Francis and the future of the Catholic Church.

Jason Berry talks about the impact Pope Francis is having on the church and the challenges he faces moving forward.

Vatican expert, author and investigative journalist Jason Berry will speak at Wake Forest University on Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Broyhill Auditorium of Farrell Hall.

A question & answer session will follow Berry’s talk. The event is free and open to the public.