Beyond the Vatican: Pope Francis and the Modern World

Vivian Wineman, Paul Vallely

22/02/2015 2:00 pm
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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 Britain’s leading author of popular works of Jewish culture and history. His publications include The Talmud: A Biography, Kabbalah: Secrecy, Scandal and the Soul, The Murderous History of Bible Translations and The Gospels’ Veiled Agenda. He has written for the Guardian, Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Quarterly, Judaism Today and contributed to the Encyclopaedia of Modern Jewish Culture.

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.

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