Austen Ivereigh at the London Jesuit Centre

Dr Austen Ivereigh, one of the leading interpreters of the Francis papacy, is a British Catholic writer journalist and commentator, best known for his bestselling biography: The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (2015).

His new book, Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church (2019), is an account and analysis of the often-turbulent reform led by Pope Francis, history's first Jesuit and Latin American Pope. The book draws on three years of research in Rome, Latin America, and the United States, interviews with key players in the Francis pontificate as well as meetings with Francis himself.

Dr Ivereigh is Fellow in Contemporary Church History at Campion Hall in the University of Oxford. For many years he was Deputy Editor of The Tablet and was founder of the media project Catholic Voices, which led to his book How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice.

The format of Good Books events is 20-minutes for the author to speak about the book, 20-minutes in discussion with an expert interlocutor, and then 20-minutes in conversation with the audience. Followed by drinks.

The evening begins at 7.00pm in the Aula Magna at the London Jesuit Centre. Book here 

Copies of the book, which is not yet available in the UK, will be on sale.

Other Good Books events at the London Jesuit Centre…

Dr Martin Dubois (University of Durham) Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetry of Religious Experience Monday 23rd March 2020 at 7.00pm

Professor Celia Deane-Drummond & Dr Rebecca Artinian-Kaiser (Campion Hall, University of Oxford) Theology and Ecology Across the Disciplines: On Care for Our Common Home Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 7.00pm (NB. Date subject to confirmation)

Professor Stephen Bullivant (St Mary's University, Twickenham) Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 7.00pm

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00
London Jesuit Centre
114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London
W1K3AH
United Kingdom