Sam Lucero, news and information manager of The Compass in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., is also an accomplished photographer. So on a recent diocesan pilgrimage to Italy, he came back with plenty of shots of historic Italian cities — Rome, Assisi, Venice and Florence.
In Rome he also caught up with our Rome staff photographer, Paul Haring, who has been there since 2009 after five years on the CNS photo desk in Washington and a few more as a freelance shooter in D.C. whenever we needed extra help with Washington assignments.
Sam has a nice write-up on his blog headlined “Meet the man who photographs the pope.” But also not to be missed is the audio slideshow Sam posted on The Compass’ website of his interview with Paul and a sampling of Paul’s photos in Italy. You can watch the slideshow below, embedded from Sam’s YouTube page. But the images are sharper and you can see the captions if you click on this link and then click on the first slide to launch the slideshow.