Duke Divinity School will host a public lecture featuring guest speaker Dr. Austen Ivereigh titled, “Francis at 10: a Pontificate of Conversion." This lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture is also available via live stream.

Dr. Ivereigh is a UK-based writer, journalist, and commentator best known for his books on and with Pope Francis and for his role in the media explaining the convictions of the Catholic Church. He is Fellow in Contemporary Church History at Campion Hall, Oxford and a regular contributor to The Tablet, America Magazine, and Commonweal.

He has authored two authoritative works on the life and reforms of Pope Francis: The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (New York: Henry Holt, 2014) and his follow-up volume on the pontificate, Wounded Shepherd: Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church (2019).

In 2020, after Ivereigh interviewed Pope Francis on the topic of the coronavirus lockdown, they worked together on a book about the pandemic. Pope Francis’s Let Us Dream: the Path to a Better Future: In conversation with Austen Ivereigh came out in December 2020.