Encyclicals, Pope Francis and the Environment

Pope Francis will present his encyclical Laudato Sii at a Press Conference on Thursday, 18 June 2015, at 11 CET in the New Synod Hall in Vatican City; whilst the encyclical will be available to accredited journalists from 9.00 CET, the document will embargoed until midday. Laudato Sii will be the first encyclical written solely by Pope Francis; although Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), dated 29 June 2013 and published 5 July 2013, was begun by Benedict XVI and was almost complete in draft form before he stood down in February 2013. Continue reading