Upon this rock by Mark Roberts

2 November 2017 - 18:00

Book Presentation in English by Mark Roberts; with the participation of Monsignor Timothy Verdon.


Mark Roberts’s new book, published in English by Coppini Editore of Florence, is a history of the papacy – and by extension of Europe – told through the lives of the popes, from St Peter the Apostle until our own day. In contrast to other treatments of this subject, which tend to concentrate on the temporal power, this book devotes more space to the popes as religious leaders.


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The 2017 autumn season is made possible by a generous donation from Alessandra and Michael Griffiths through the Michael Griffiths Trust in memory of their son John (Aug 4, 1970 - April 4, 2015).