Papa, il 25 esce prima enciclica
‘Provvidenziale pubblicazione nel giorno unita’ cristiani’
The Pope announced at his Wednesday General Audience that his first encyclical would come forth on 25 January. There has been a lot of speculation about the date of publication, many saying that it would be this coming Friday. The official text of the audience address does not contain this news, but Benedict very often goes off the page and speaks extemporaneously.
(ANSA) – ROMA, 18 GEN – La prima enciclica del Papa sara’ pubblicata il 25 gennaio. Lo ha annunciato personalmente il Pontefice ai fedeli durante l’udienza generale. Benedetto XVI ritiene un ‘gesto della Provvidenza il fatto che il testo dopo i ‘ritardi’ per problemi di traduzione, possa essere pubblicato ‘proprio nel giorno in cui preghiamo per l’unita’ dei cristiani. Spero che potra’ illuminare la nostra vita cristiana’. Ha poi definito un dramma la ‘divisione’ dei cristiani ricordando pero’ i passi in avanti fatti.
The Pope’s first encyclical will be published on 25 January. The Pontiff personally announced this to the faithful during the general audience. Benedict XVI holds that it is a matter of divine Providence that the text, after “delays” on account of translation difficulties, could be published “on the very day in which we pray for the unity of Christians. I hope that will will be able to shed light upon our Christian life.” Then he called the “divison” of Christians a “drama”, at the same time, however, calling to mind the advances that have been made.
Does it seem likely that there’s any truth to the rumor that the “delays” were,
in part, due to problems that the Secretariat of State had with the content of
That would be worth digging into, wouldn’t it?
In a Reuters article
It does seem to confirm that there were some who had
“difficulties” with the original text, as rumors have
held. How I would love to be a fly on the wall in those
offices (or perhaps a putti on the wall would be a more