Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pope Francis to complete Benedict XVI's encyclical

Vatican: Pope emeritus will not contribute additional material
Pope Francis will finish his predecessor's encyclical on faith.
 (Stephen Driscoll / CNA)
Pope Francis has decided to complete an encyclical on faith begun by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., explained to the media May 24 that earlier reports were false: the pope emeritus would not continue to write the encyclical.

This move by the current pontiff is not without precedent.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est (God is Love), contained a large section that had been written during the final months of Blessed John Paul II’s pontificate.

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