Justin Catanoso is a professor of journalism at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and a regular contributor to Mongabay.com, a leading global environmental news organization. He specializes in reporting on climate change policy and has covered the last three United Nations climate summits, including the historic agreement in Paris in 2015. More specifically, Catanoso covered the release of Pope Francis' papal encyclical Laudato Si in Rome. He later wrote a series of stories from Peru on the intersection between faith and environmental protection, and whether the pope's message would be heeded by Peruvian leaders in governmental, business, education and the Catholic church. His 2015 reporting on the subject, which he continues to follow, was sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC.