Pope Francis and Austen IvereighOn Saturday 30 January Dr Austen Ivereigh will be speaking in an online session about the book he recently co-authored with Pope Francis. Let us Dream: The Path to a Better Future is the first book written by a pope in response to a major crisis, and the first ever to be drafted in English – by his collaborator and biographer, Austen Ivereigh. The book offers not just the Pope’s reflections on the multiple coronavirus crises, but spiritual guidance on how to make use of the pandemic to make a better world, drawing on powerful episodes from his own life and a lifetime of leadership.

Austen Ivereigh is a writer, journalist and commentator best known for two highly regarded biographies of Pope Francis: The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope and Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church.

To access this livestream event, which will take place from 11 am until 12.30 pm, please go to www.ssppilford.org.uk and click on live stream remote services. The event, which is sponsored by Gidea Park parish in conjunction with Brentwood Interfaith, will be available subsequently on www.whatgoodnews.org

Questions for Austen may be emailed beforehand to adriangraffy@dioceseofbrentwood.org