The Tablet Lecture 2015

"Pope Francis and the Synod: changing the way the Church makes its decisions"

by Paul Vallely

Paul Vallely is a writer and consultant on religion, international development, and business ethics and a regular contributor, and director of, The Tablet. He is the author of the internationally-acclaimed best-selling biography Pope Francis - Untying the Knots: The Struggle for the Soul of Catholicism. 

A former executive editor of The Independent on Sunday, Paul was seconded to Tony Blair’s Commission for Africa and was co-author of its final report. He worked with Bob Geldof, deciding how to spend the money raised by Live Aid, advising at Live 8 and lobbying the negotiators and heads of government at the Gleneagles G8 summit with Geldof and Bono. He has also chaired the Catholic Institute for International Relations (now Progressio) and advised Christian Aid and Cafod.

You can read the full text of his lecture here