I had a question from a reader about why the Pope doesn’t seem to use the papal "we" in his new encyclical.
We responded that we would wish to see the Latin text before we commented.
I looked for the Latin:
Since the Latin office of the Secretariat of State is short-staffed at the moment, due to the absence of Fr. Foster, I am not entirely surprised that this encyclical, with its many modern concepts hard to render clearly into Latin, might not yet be ready.
But I hope it will be soon.
I hope that in the meantime, there is no significant tinkering with the text before the Latin version appears in the Acta or, tomorrow, in L’Osservatore Romano. Although… does anyone want to be that tomorrow the version in L’Osservatore will be the Italian and not the Latin?