Let Us Dream

“In this revelatory, uplifting and practical book, the pre-eminent spiritual leader explains why we must—and how we can—make the world safer, fairer and healthier for all people now. In the Covid crisis, the beloved shepherd of over one billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than ever before. He also saw, in the resilience, generosity and creativity of so many people, the means to rescue our society, our economy and our planet. In direct, powerful prose, Pope Francis urges us not to let the pain be in vain.”

Wounded Shepherd

“Using unprecedented access Ivereigh provides detailed frank analysis informed by his own deep Catholic faith … [His] insider account will be a revelation to readers interested in the inner workings of the Vatican.”

Publisher’s Weekly

The Great reformer

“[A] richly researched, artfully constructed and consistently compelling account of a remarkably complex and controversial life.”

The Times Literary Supplement

“The Great Reformer is a magnificent book that should gain a wide readership. It is a tour de force of biographical research and good judgment, and it provides useful background information to readers who are new to Argentine history, the Jesuits, or Catholic language and customs. Austin Ivereigh manages to illuminate every aspect of Francis’s leadership—especially the unusual aspects that have attracted admiration from some and worry from others, and in many cases both at once.”


“Ivereigh has produced a comprehensive book that avoids crass generalizations, attends to the evidence at hand and portrays its subject within a rich Latin American context. It is a definitive biography.”

ABC Religion & Ethics