Papal Conclave Begins: Catholic Expert Available for Comment
DETROIT (MMD Newswire) March 12, 2013 -- The papal conclave begins today as 115 cardinal electors will choose a successor to retired Pope Benedict XVI, and elect the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.

"It has been very interesting to monitor the many conversations taking place regarding the choosing of a new Pope," said Teresa Tomeo, award-winning Catholic reporter and syndicated talk show host. "The Cardinals have taken the time needed to pray and discuss key issues facing the Church. They are well prepared as they get ready to undertake this great responsibility," she said. In the end, however, Tomeo noted that it is all about the intercession of the Holy Spirit.

Tomeo has reported from the Vatican, was a featured correspondent for Blessed John Paul the Second's beatification, and was chosen as one of 250 delegates from around the world to attend the Vatican Women's Congress held in 2008. Tomeo will return to Rome next month to cover the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture conference.

According to Tomeo, since Benedict's retirement on February 28th, "The cardinals concur that the new leader of the Catholic Church will need to be a strong communicator with the ability to reach out through every form of media to evangelize. The new Pope will also need to travel and carry on the worldwide outreach as both John Paul the Second and Benedict XVI did so well," Tomeo said.

Tomeo is available to comment on topics relating to the conclave including:

· An inside look at the Conclave.

· The history of the election process.

· How the new pope will be announced to the world?

As an expert on faith and culture, Tomeo with over 30 years of media experience has been featured on a number of national networks and programs, is a best-selling author, speaker, and featured columnist and special correspondent for the national Catholic newspaper, "Our Sunday Visitor." Her daily radio program, the "Catholic Connection" is on Ave Maria Radio, and syndicated on over 200 radio stations nationwide by EWTN Radio. She is also the host of the popular television series "The Catholic View for Women" on the global Catholic television network, EWTN and owner of Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC, a professional media consulting company.

For more information:

Contact Gail Coniglio to schedule Tomeo for an interview at (954) 554-3967 or

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