By Bobby Ross Jr. | Religion Unplugged
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Rome-based journalists traveling with Francis did an excellent job covering the historic trip.
But a single correspondent can’t match the powerful reporting of a global team of religion writers, such as that assembled by The Associated Press.
Besides Vatican reporter Nicole Winfield, AP dispatched Pulitzer-winning religion writer Peter Smith, whose home base is Pittsburgh, and Rob Gillies, its bureau chief in Toronto, to cover the papal visit. Other writers, such as David Crary, Holly Meyer and Anita Snow, helped with the various angles. (That’s not even to mention the amazing photography of the global religion team’s Jessie Wardarski.)
The result: a stellar package highlighted by headlines such as these:
This column appears in the online magazine Religion Unplugged.