The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope

Relying on extensive interviews in Argentina, Rome, and elsewhere, Vatican analyst Austen Ivereigh tells the story of the man who went from child of Italian immigrants to spiritual leader of more than a billion Catholics worldwide in his new book: The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope. The Boston Globe's Vatican expert John Allen calls the biography “masterful, indispensable, and gripping...easily the best treatment of Pope Francis’s Argentine background in English, written by someone who knows Catholicism inside and out."
Ivereigh spoke about Pope Francis and read from his recently published book. Author and Berkley Center senior fellow Paul Elie moderated the discussion.

This event was cosponsored by the Berkley Center and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.

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