Peter Jesserer Smith

Peter Jesserer Smith

Peter Jesserer Smith is the national news and features editor for OSV News. Before that he was a staff reporter for the National Catholic Register for nine years. He covered Pope Francis's historic visit to the United States in 2015, and to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in 2014. He has reported on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis, including from Jordan and Lebanon on an Egan Fellowship from Catholic Relief Services. He graduated from the National Journalism Center and earned a B.A. in Philosophy at Christendom College, where he co-founded the student newspaper, The Rambler, and served as its editor. He comes originally from the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Articles by Peter Jesserer Smith

How Irish Catholic slaves brought the faith to the Caribbean

Mar 16, 2024 / 07:00 am

Indentured servants planted the seeds of Catholicism on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, which shapes its identity today.