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The Outsider Pope: Where is Francis leading our Church?
July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Helder Camara Lecture by Christopher Lamb
Christopher Lamb is the Vatican correspondent for The Tablet. Founded in 1840, the weekly journal is a hugely
influential voice amongst the 1.3 billion Catholics worldwide. Joining in 2009 from the Daily Telegraph, he also appears
regularly on TV news around the world. Christopher in his book ‘The Outsider’: Pope Francis and His Battle to Reform the
Church reflects on the depth of his access to the Vatican, and his ringside seat witnessing Pope Francis’ battle to renew the
church – suggesting “the forces seeking to block a Pope’s agenda” have “not been this powerful since the Renaissance;”
reflects on Pope Francis, the human being – “a reforming, enigmatic figure,” whose unique journey to becoming Pope
has shaped a Gospel shaped, forward-thinking outlook – and leads him to challenge the church on clerical sexual abuse,
injustice, and the exploitation of the world’s most vulnerable people– including refugees and those in poverty.