New encyclical, “Spe Salvi,” coming Nov. 30

New encyclical, “Spe Salvi,” coming Nov. 30 November 27, 2007

From Reuters (h/t The Bride and the Dragon):

Pope Benedict’s second encyclical will be released next week, the Vatican said on Friday.

The encyclical, called “Spe Salvi” (Latin for “Saved by Hope”), is expected to be a largely philosophical and theological work but also touch on themes such as the role of political systems in building a better world.

It will be released on Nov. 30.


The Pope, who was elected in 2005, is believed to be working on a third encyclical on the theme of social justice. That writing is expected to be released next year.

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