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Alumni in the News: Flying with the Pope

Thu, Feb 2nd, 2023
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Christopher Lamb has been a correspondent with the Catholic newspaper, The Tablet, for 14 years, the last seven of those as Rome correspondent. The former Worth student has embarked on many papal trips and is currently in Africa with Pope Francis who is making historic visits to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan – two nations marred by conflict.

Huge crowds greeted His Holiness in the DR Congo on Tuesday and he made an impassioned speech about the “forgotten genocide” and “economic colonialism”. You can read Christopher’s report in The Tablet here.

Christopher was in Rutherford House and left in 2001. After Worth, he studied journalism at the University of the Arts in London and then went on to gain a 1st in Theology at the University of Durham. His deep knowledge of the Catholic church and religious affairs in general has made him a regular contributor to the BBC Radio 4 Sunday and Today programmes and he was interviewed this week by the BBC World Service about the current papal trip.

In 2020 Chris wrote The Outsider: Pope Francis and His Battle to Reform the Church, a fascinating insight into politics within the Vatican.

*Christopher Lamb is pictured with Pope Francis on the papal flight earlier this week. Pictured is used with Christopher’s permission.

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