The Great Reformer – Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope
Austen Ivereigh discusses his biography of Pope Francis and how reform is already evident in the process for the Synod on the Family.
At its heart The Great Reformer is about the intersection of faith and politics–the tension between the pope’s innovative vision for the Church and the obstacles he faces. Based on extensive interviews in Argentina and years of study of the Catholic Church, Ivereigh tells the story not only of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the remarkable man whose background and total commitment to the discernment of God’s will transformed him into Pope Francis–but the story of why the Catholic Church chose him as their leader.
Austen Ivereigh is a London-based journalist, author, commentator and campaigner. A former deputy editor of The Tablet and later Director for Public Affairs of the former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, he frequently appears on radio and TV programmes to comment in stories involving the Church.
Dr Ivereigh is the founder and coordinator of Catholic Voices, which trains people to put the Catholic Church’s case in the media, and regularly contributes to a number of magazines and newspapers.
The Great Reformer ISBN 9781627791571