CNS file photo of John L. Allen, Jr.

Veteran Vatican correspondent John L. Allen, Jr., will deliver the annual St. Thomas Lecture on Ash Wednesday, March 5th at Molloy College, Rockville Centre.

Allen, who serves as senior Vatican analyst for CNN, will take the audience behind the scenes of the papacy of Pope Francis and discuss its impact on both the Church and the world in his lecture “The Francis Revolution: Taking Stock of the New Pope at the One-Year Mark.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m. at the Madison Theatre at the College. Ash Wednesday Liturgy will be celebrated at 6 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel. A reception follows. For more information contact 516.323.3340.