On 5th July, Pope Francis issued his first encyclical : Lumen Fidei.
Please click on Lumen Fidei Text (The light of Faith) to read it fully.
Pope Francis spoke about this encyclical at a papal audience a few days later.
“As you know, two days ago the encyclical letter on the subject of faith, entitled Lumen Fidei, ‘The light of faith’ was published.
For the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI had started this Encyclical, which follows on from those about charity and hope. I picked up this project and I finished it.
I offer it with joy to the People of God: in fact, especially today, we need to go to the essentials of the Christian faith, to deepen it, and to measure current issues by it. But I think that this encyclical, at least in some parts, can also be useful to those who are searching for God and for the meaning of life.”