Lecture: The Church on a Spiritual Retreat: Leadership Lessons from the Francis Pontificate


Austen Ivereigh is an author, journalist, commentator, and biographer of Pope Francis and is a fellow in Contemporary Church History at Campion Hall, Oxford.

Biographer Austen Ivereigh, will speak on his most recent book, Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church (Henry Holt and Company, 2019), in which he reports on Francis’s six-year-long attempt—often amid fierce pushback—to bring about change. He will provide analysis, insider accounts, and entertaining anecdotes in his journey through the key episodes of Francis’s reform in Rome and the wider Church while also bringing into sharp focus the frustrations and fury, and the joys and successes, of one of the most remarkable pontificates of the contemporary age.

Cosponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Stuides, the Department of Theology and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.

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