Vatican analyst: encyclical is bridge between two Popes
Jul 12, 2013 – 01:07 pm .-The director of L’Osservatore Romano, Giovanni Maria Vian, said Pope Francis’ encyclical “Lumen Fidei” could be considered a “bridge” between two successors of St. Peter.
New columnist examines papal encyclical in light of Vatican II
Jul 11, 2013 – 05:24 pm .-In a debut column for Catholic News Agency, professor and priest Fr. Gilfredo Marengo explores the faith behind the Second Vatican Council through the lens of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Lumen Fidei.
Bishop says Pope Francis’ influence seen throughout encyclical
Jul 10, 2013 – 11:59 am .-Bishop Juan A. Reig Pla of the Spanish diocese Alcala de Henares said that the thought of Pope Francis is evident throughout his recent encyclical.
Light of faith will illuminate the world, encyclical teaches
Jul 6, 2013 – 08:28 am .-The theme of light is pivotal in the first Church encyclical written by “four hands.”
In encyclical, Pope says ‘light of faith’ must transform lives
Jul 5, 2013 – 05:04 pm .-In his first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei,” or “The Light of Faith,” Pope Francis highlighted the need to let Christ’s love transform and renew our lives, so that we may transmit our faith to the world.
Vatican archbishop: encyclical offers insight into Francis’ style
Jul 5, 2013 – 01:28 pm .- A Vatican archbishop believes that the first encyclical issued by Pope Francis provides an “introduction” to the Pontiff’s teaching and pastoral style.
New encyclical is a spiritual ‘light,’ says Vatican publisher
Jul 5, 2013 – 10:42 am .- At its title suggests, “Lumen Fidei,” – the first encyclical by Pope Francis, released July 5 – is truly a “light,” said Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House.
Release of Pope Francis’ first encyclical stresses beauty of faith
Jul 5, 2013 – 07:04 am .- The first encyclical of Pope Francis – which had been started by the former Pope, Benedict XVI – has been released today to help strengthen the faith of Catholics worldwide.