Pope Francis with Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

Pope Francis with Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

On Saturday 15 May from 11 am until 12.30 pm Dr Austen Ivereigh, biographer of Pope Francis, will lead a Gidea Park live stream study day on the theme ‘The Culture of Encounter: Can Pope Francis’ vision of fraternity counter the politicization of faith?’

Global fraternity lies at the heart of the pontificate of Pope Francis. Dr Ivereigh will explore the importance of the Abu Dhabi declaration, the Amazon Synod, the recent encyclical on fraternity Fratelli Tutti, and the March 2021 visit of Pope Francis to Iraq.

To access this free live stream event simply go to www.whatgoodnews.org and follow the instructions found there.

Questions may be emailed before-hand to adriangraffy@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Writer, journalist and commentator, author of two biographies of Pope Francis, Austen Ivereigh recently co-authored with the Pope Let us Dream: The Path to a Better Future. He is a fellow of Campion Hall, Oxford.

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