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About the Author

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Victor Gaetan

Victor Gaetan, PhD, has served as international correspondent for Catholic News Service and the National Catholic Register. He contributes to Foreign Affairs magazine and America magazine. He has written from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East—experiences that provided a wealth of contacts with the notoriously tight-lipped papal diplomatic corps. He gathered rare insight in the Vatican Secret Archives, not open to the public. 


For over 20 years he has filed stories from countries in turmoil: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cuba, Lebanon, Kosovo, Peru, Turkey, and Ukraine as well as from Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan. He has received numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association of North America and has written for secular publications ranging from Art & Auction and Art News to the Washington Times

Gaetan received a Ph.D. in Ideology in Literature from Tufts University; a masters degree from the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy (MALD), and a license in Byzantine and Ottoman Studies from Sorbonne University, Paris.

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