Austen Ivereigh

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...
Austen Ivereigh
Lessons from Pope Francis' past that are guiding his response to the presentIn response to the high profile crisis in the Catholic Church worldwide, The Lauriston Jesuit Centre will host a series of talks during the Autumn season, titled The present state of the Church, to explore its impact.The second talk will be presented by Austen Ivereigh - author of The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope -, who will discuss how Pope Francis' past is guiding his response to the...
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Dr Austen Ivereigh gave the annual Landings UK lecture at Farm St last week.  Landings is the organization which welcomes returning Catholics.Pope Francis’s evangelization strategy is born from the analysis of the modern world made by the Latin-American Church at its historic 2007 gathering in Aparecida, Brazil, when it called for a “pastoral and missionary conversion” in response to what it called a “change of era”. At the heart of document is understanding the current moment as a time of...
Pope Francis & Fr Nicolas at the Gesu in Rome
Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, the former Superior General of the Jesuits, has written down his reminiscences of his conversations with Pope Francis after his election to the papacy.  Austen Ivereigh offers some insights and observations – first published on Cruxnow.comFr Nicolás, who was until earlier this year Superior General of the Jesuits has written a series of reminiscences about his conversations with Pope Francis, published in the Spanish Jesuit publication Mensajero.He wrote them during a...