Papal Visit to Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay

On Thursday evening, 2 July, Catholic Voices co-founders Jack Valero and Austen Ivereigh (author of the papal biography The Great Reformer) were joined by Their Excellencies Miguel Solano-López, Roberto Calzadilla Sarmiento, and Carlos Abad Ortiz: Ambassadors to the United Kingdom from Paraguay, Bolivia, and Ecuador, respectively. Each speaker gave a brief presentation on an aspect of the upcoming papal trip to Latin America: an 8-day visit that is already being spoken of one as one of the most significant of Francis's papacy so far.

Listen to the audio recording of the briefing here and click here for the accompanying slides (right-click to 'download' or 'save as').

Read an article about our briefing in The Tablet here. Read Austen Ivereigh’s introduction to the papal visit on our blog here.

Speakers from Catholic Voices are available for media appearances about the papal visit. If interested, please contact our media bids coordinator Eileen Cole on 07985 175980 or email

Pictured (L-R): HE Miguel Solano-López (Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay), HE Roberto Calzadilla Sarmiento (Ambassador of the Plurinational State of Bolivia), and HE Carlos Abad Ortiz (Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador).

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