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 Post subject: New Encyclical, Benedict XVI, In the Works, Just Announced
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:40 pm 
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Just out on Zenit... Pope writing first encyclical:

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Code: ZE05071206

Date: 2005-07-12

Benedict XVI Writing His First Encyclical

While Vacationing in Italian Alps

INTROD, Italy, JULY 12, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI has started to write his first encyclical, taking advantage of his peaceful surroundings in the Italian Alps, where he is vacationing.

The news, leaked by Vatican sources a few days ago, was confirmed today by Salvatore Mazza, a reporter for the newspaper Avvenire. Mazza discussed the news in his report, on Vatican Radio, on the Pope's vacation, which began Monday.

A pope's first encyclical is usually of a programmatic character, as was the case with Paul VI's "Ecclesiam Suam" (1964) and John Paul II's "Redemptor Hominis" (1979).

According to the Vatican Radio report, the Holy Father began writing the text some weeks ago.

Mazza said: "The time available, the environmental conditions, the silence, the total tranquility of the area and the Pope's capacity to concentrate on his work, leads to the belief that he will take advantage of these days to continue to work on his encyclical."

During his stay in the village of Les Combes, near Introd, Benedict XVI also hopes to prepare some addresses he will deliver at World Youth Day in Germany next month and at the Synod of Bishops, in October.

The Pope, who is staying at a chalet, plans to be on vacation until July 28. He will then travel to Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer residence south of Rome.

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I think his unbrella theme of the "dictatorship of relativism" will be the main theme of the Encyclical. Look for strong statements on the centrality of Christ, and the truth of the Catholic Church, following the manner of Dominus Iesus...

But, that is just a guess...

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It was announced that the encyclical will deal with Moral Relativists in the Church

The title will be

"Soc et tuum".



:P :roll:

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Brendan wrote:
It was announced that the encyclical will deal with Moral Relativists in the Church

The title will be

"Soc et tuum".



:P :roll:


Funny. :)

Where did you find out what it would be on?

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resourcement wrote:
Funny. :)

Where did you find out what it would be on?


I didn't; it's part of the humor.

But one can always hope.

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