Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Caritas in Veritate

Published yesterday, Pope Benedict's third encyclical letter deals with "integral human development in charity in truth." Under the title Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth) the Holy Father tackles some of the social issues facing the world today, including the environment, economic crisis, human rights, migration and the role of technology. In the UK the encyclical was launched by the Archbishop of Westminster, Most Rev. Vincent Nichols, who described it as "a powerful and thorough application of the vision of Christian faith to the complex problems of human development." The letter can be read online at the Vatican webiste, here; a printed version will be published by the Catholic Truth Society next Monday - click here for more.