Beyond the Vatican: Pope Francis and the Modern World
Chair: Harry Freedman
Jewish Book Week co-presents this event with the Council of Christians and Jews.
Pope Francis’s rulings and decrees on religious and social issues affect people of all persuasions across the globe, not only Catholics. Paul Vallely’s recently acclaimed biography Pope Francis: Untying the Knots has been described by Mark Lawson as reading “like a lost, unexpectedly literate chapter of The Da Vinci Code.” Paul Vallely and chair of the Board of Deputies, Vivian Wineman, assess the ongoing influence of Pope Francis with Harry Freedman, author of The Talmud.
Paul Vallely is a writer and consultant on international development, religion and ethics. He has worked in newspapers, broadcasting, and with aid agencies, government and church organisation.
Vivian Wineman is president of the Board of Deputies and vice president of European Jewish Congress. A solicitor and property developer, he writes and lectures on Jewish history and law and is involved in interfaith work.
Harry Freedman has a PhD in the Aramaic translation of the Torah. His publications include The Gospels' Veiled Agenda and he contributed to the Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture.
In Association with the Council of Christians and Jews