Austen Ivereigh is the British founder and director of Catholic Voices, a project now present in 13 countries worldwide which communicates the Catholic Church in the broadcast media. Created in 2010 in the UK for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, Catholic Voices trains and fields speakers on a broad variety of topics and has been widely praised by both broadcasters and bishops with helping to change the public image of the Church.
Dr Ivereigh is a journalist, media commentator and author, who is one of the leading media commentators on religious affairs in the UK. A former adviser to the English cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, he has been deputy editor of the British Catholic weekly The Tablet and coordinator of a number of civil-society campaigns.
He is the author of How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice (Our Sunday Visitor 2012) and a major papal biography, The Great Reformer: Francis and the making of a radical pope, to be published in November by Henry Holt in the U.S. and Allen & Unwin in Australia, and other countries and languages in 2015.