The Holy See Press Office announced today that Pope Francis’
first encyclical will be released this Friday, July 5.
Started by Pope Benedict XVI during his pontificate and
completed by his successor, the encyclical is on the virtue of faith and is
titled Lumen Fidei (“The Light of
A press conference will be held at the Vatican
on Friday for the release of the document, and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect
of the Congregation for Bishops, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of
the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella,
president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, will be among
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