Drawing on my experience as a Vatican correspondent, I am available to give talks and lectures on the papacy and the Holy See and more. Typical subjects include an analysis of the pontificate of Pope Francis, the reality behind the scenes at the Vatican, looking ahead to the next conclave, prevailing challenges facing the Holy See, and Vatican reporting and evangelisation.

Recent talks:

Catholic Identity Conference 2017

Weirton, West Virginia, USA

29 October 2017

The Vatican Under Pope Francis (video)


SPIRE (School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment) Lecture 2017

University of Keele, Staffordshire

28 September 2017

Vatican diplomacy during the pontificate of Pope Francis:

What are its goals and what is its impact?



Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 23.02.09Ladislav Hanus Fellowship, Bratislava, Slovakia

26 April 2016

Analysis of the Synod on the Family




Canterbury Forest of Blean Rotary Club

4 January 2016

After Dinner Talk and Q&A: Behind the Scenes at the Vatican


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Evangelium 2015 

31 July-2 August 2015

Talk and Q&A:Rome, the Synod, and a Journalist’s Perspective

WorkshopEvangelisation through Writing and Journalism

If you are interested in having me speak at your event or organisation, please drop me a line with:

1) Details of your event (date, venue, reason).

2) Desired subject matter.

3) Budget.