Author John L. Allen, Jr., a Vatican analyst and senior correspondent for National Catholic Reporter, will present “The Francis Papacy: Reform, Renewal and Resistance” on Oct. 30 in Robsham Theater at 6 p.m. In his lecture, Allen will share his observations and insider stories of the emerging papacy of Pope Francis. Allen has traveled with Pope Francis to South America and has followed his papacy from his election to current day. Allen is the author of the new book The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution. His other books include, A People of Hope: The Challenges Facing the Catholic Church and the Faith that Can Save It; The Future Church, and The Rise of Benedict XVI. Sponsors: The Church in the 21st Century Center and the School of Theology and Ministry.