“A Work of Four Hands”: Pope Francis’ First Encyclical “Lumen Fidei”

Lumen Fidei - provisional cover of the hardcover edition, to be released by Ignatius Press in August 2013

Here it is!  The Vatican has just released Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), the eagerly awaited first encyclical signed by Pope Francis.  The encyclical completes the trilogy of papal teachings on the three theological virtues which was begun by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.Pope Francis had earlier said that the encyclical would be “the work of four hands”—noting the extensive groundwork laid by Pope Benedict, who had passed along his draft after he resigned without completing the work.  Altho … [Read more...]