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Special Presentation
Austen Ivereigh on "The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope"
May 14, 2015
7:00 P.M.
You are invited to a special event on Thursday, May 14 exploring the ministry of Pope Francis.

Ascension Vespers at 6:00 P.M.
Presentation at 7:00 P.M.

Dr. Austen Ivereigh will speak about his critically acclaimed biography of Pope Francis.

Barnes and Noble will offer specially discounted hardcover editions of The Great Reformer beginning at 5:30 P.M. in the Living Room.

About the author

Dr. Ivereigh is a journalist, author and commentator whose D.Phil. thesis for the University of Oxford is titled Catholicism and Politics in Argentina: an Interpretation, with Special Reference to the Period 1930-1960. He was Director of Public Affairs for the former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, and was one of the main television commentators for during the conclave that elected Pope Francis.
Praise for The Great Reformer

"In Austen Ivereigh's engaging work, we come to more fully learn and appreciate the circumstances and influences that shaped Jorge Bergoglio's journey: first as a young Jesuit leader, then as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and now as shepherd of over one billion Catholics. The many fascinating events and challenges recounted in The Great Reformer demonstrate that the key to understanding Pope Francis and his vision for the Church begins above all by recognizing his unfailing faith in the love and mercy of Jesus Christ."

Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York

"Easily the best treatment of Pope Francis's Argentine background in English, written by someone who knows Catholicism inside and out. Masterful, indispensable, and gripping."

John L. Allen Jr.
Associate Editor
Cruz and The Boston Globe