From Edward Pentin at the National Catholic Register comes this
Benedict XVI is to publish a new encyclical on faith sometime during the first
six months of 2013, the Vatican has confirmed.
Pope is preparing a new encyclical on the subject of faith, to be published in
the first half of next year, during the Year of Faith,” Vatican spokesman
Father Federico Lombardi told the Register this morning.
encyclical will be the Pope’s fourth; he has already written two encyclicals on
the other two theological virtues of hope and charity. In 2006, he published Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love), followed by Spe Salvi (Saved in Hope) in 2007. Both were also
related to his third “social” encyclical, Caritas in Veritate (Charity
in Truth), published in 2009.
have, therefore, long speculated the Holy Father would address the third
theological virtue of faith and, more recently, that such an encyclical would
coincide with the Year of Faith.