Beyond the Vatican: Pope Francis and the Modern World

Vivian Wineman, Paul Vallely

22/02/2015 2:00 pm

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.

In Association with the Council of Christians and Jews

Harry Freedman

Harry Freedman is a writer and academic with a PhD in Aramaic. His previous books include The Talmud: A Biography. He contributed to the Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture and has written for the JC, the Jewish Quarterly, Judaism Today and the Huffington Post.

Vivian Wineman

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.

Paul Vallely

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.