National Media Turn to Assumption College President

Since Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on Feb. 11, 2013, national and regional media have interviewed Assumption College President Francesco Cesareo for his knowledge of papal history as well as for his expert opinion on the conclave that elected Pope Francis on March 13, 2013. Dr. Cesareo specializes in and has been published on the Renaissance papacy and Catholic Church history. He holds a Ph.D. in Late Medieval/Early Modern European history from Fordham University.

President Cesareo has been interviewed by

The Wall Street Journal, print edition, March 15, 2013: “Bid to Remake Church Will Focus on Vatican Administration” (Subscription may be required to read online article.)

The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2013: “In Francis’ First Hours, Humility and Pressing Matters” (Subscription may be required to read online article.)

Telegram & Gazette, March 14, 2013: “Bishop McManus: ‘I Was Surprised’ by the Choice

Boston’s WCVB Channel 5, March 13, 2013: Watch the interview here.

Worcester News Tonight/TVCharter3/NECN, March 13, 2013: Watch the interview here.

Worcester News Tonight/TVCharter3/NECN, March 11, 2013: Watch the interview here.

Boston’s WCVB Channel 5, Feb. 26, 2013: Watch the interview here.

Associated Press, Feb. 23, 2013: "Reshaped Papacy Raises Questions for Church Future” This article also appeared in many outlets across the country and world, including ABC News, National Public Radio (NPR), The New Jersey Star-Ledger, Houston Chronicle, and The New Zealand Bulletin.

Catholic Free Press, Feb. 14, 2013: "Stunned but Not Surprised by Decision"

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 11, 2013 (print edition on Feb. 12): "Contenders in Line to Be Pope." This article also appeared in the German edition of The Wall Street Journal. (Subscription may be required to read the online article.)

Telegram & Gazette, Feb. 11, 2013: "Pope's Resignation Surprises Bishop"

Journalists wishing to interview President Cesareo should contact Lorraine U. Martinelle, associate director of public affairs at Assumption College, via email at lu.martinelle@assumption.edu, or by calling 508-767-7173.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Lorraine U. Martinelle
Director of Media Relations
Assumption College
lu.martinelle@assumption.edu
@lumartinelle | @AssumptionNews
www.assumption.edu