Cultural

Francis, Pope of Good Promise - with Jimmy Burns

  • SCI Belgrave Square, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London

Canning House is delighted to host an event with two award winning British-hispanic journalists and  authors - Jimmy Burns  in conversation with  John Carlin - on the life of  Pope Francis, the 266th and first Latin-American Pope of the Catholic Church.

Canning House is delighted to host an event with two award winning British-hispanic journalists and  authors - Jimmy Burns in conversation with John Carlin- on the life of Pope Francis, the 266th and first Latin-American Pope of the Catholic Church. This event coincides with this autumn's publishing of Jimmy's biographic, Francis, Pope of Good Promise. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.

This biography of Pope Francis charts Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio's formation as a Jesuit priest and bishop against the dramatic backdrop of Latin America's  turbulent politics. Few Vatican elections have generated as much interest as that of Cardinal Jose Bergoglio. From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter's, people around the globe sensed that not only the Catholic Church, but the world at large, could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age.

Jimmy Burns: Born in in Madrid to British-Hispanic parents, his career spans more than thirty years includes working as a senior journalist in Portugal, Spain, and Latin America with the Financial Times and contributing to other media outlets on both sides of the Atlantic. His published books include his award winning ‘The Land that Lost of Heroes: How Argentina Lost the Falklands War’, ‘Barca: A People's Passion, La Roja’,  and the international best-seller ‘The Hand of God’ -a biography of Diego Maradona. He currently works as a free-lance writer and consultant on Spain & Latin America, is a Director of the international Catholic weekly The Tablet, and is chairman of the  cultural charity The British-Spanish Society. 

John Carlin:  Born in London to British-Hispanic parents,  he  began his  journalism career at the Buenos Aires Herald , before covering  Mexico and Central America  for major media during the 1980’s, followed by South Africa. He is a senior international reporter for the leading Spanish newspaper El País.  Carlin collaborated with Rafael Nadal on the latter’s autobiography Rafa. His other books include  ‘Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation’, about former South African president Nelson Mandela, which is the basis for the 2009 film ‘Invictus’.

This event is supported by: The British-Spanish Society and The Foreign Press Association

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