A native of Oak Park, Illinois, Joan Lewis has called Rome her home for nearly four decades as a journalist and author. Her weekend radio show, Vatican Insider, provides an up close view of the latest events coming out of the papacy and the Vatican. With listeners around the world, Joan shares her intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the Holy See, putting the news and developments in context of how they affect Catholics everywhere. Fluent in several languages, Joan was a member of four high-level Holy See delegations to international conferences. She’s covered numerous papal trips, one papal funeral, one papal resignation, two conclaves and the canonizations of Saints John XXIII, John Paul II and Teresa of Calcutta.