We’ve been anticipating this one for awhile, but it bears repeating that Pope Benedict XVI’s next encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, is likely to be out this fall. The Vatican’s Secretary of State, Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, suggests that the Pope will not merely reiterate Catholic social teaching, but expand it to include Catholic reaction to globalization, environmentalism, the global food crisis, and climate change.
Apparently, Pope Benedict XVI is in close consultation with Renato Cardinal Martino and Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, who are assisting the Pope with the writing.
Amazon.com lists September 30 as the publication date of the new encyclical by Ignatius Press. It is currently available for pre-order.