Andrea Kirk Assaf is an author and editor, who has had the rare
privilege of covering three pontificates in the span
of a decade: the pontificates of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis. In 2002 she moved to Rome to write for Inside the Vatican magazine and several other Catholic and secular news outlets, covering World Youth Day in Toronto, the funeral of John Paul II, the election of Pope Benedict XVI, and now the popularity of the first successor of St. Peter from the New World, Pope Francis. Along with her editor-journalist-translator
husband Tony Assaf and their four children, Andrea divides her days between the Eternal City of Rome and a rural homestead in Remus, Michigan.