U.S. will fall in love with Pope Francis when he visits, says speaker

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May 16, 2015

Austen Ivereigh, author of "The Great Reformer, Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope," speaks at the Brooklyn, N.Y., Diocese's celebration of World Communications Day May 13. (CNS photo/Ed Wilkinson, The Tablet) See BROOKLYN-FRANCIS May 15, 2015.

Austen Ivereigh, author of “The Great Reformer, Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope,” speaks at the Brooklyn, N.Y., Diocese’s celebration of World Communications Day May 13. (CNS photo/Ed Wilkinson, The Tablet)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — America will fall in love with Pope Francis when he visits in September.

That is the prediction of Austen Ivereigh, author of “The Great Reformer, Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope,” who was the main speaker at the Brooklyn Diocese’s May 13 celebration of World Communications Day.

The daylong conference at the Brooklyn Marriott centered on the upcoming visit by the pontiff. Ivereigh received the diocese’s St. Francis De Sales Distinguished Communicator Award. The conference was organized by the DeSales Media Group, the parent company of The Tablet and NET-TV, the diocese’s newspaper and television station.

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