Pope Gives Insight Into Next Encyclical

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VATICAN CITY, JUNE 14, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI said Saturday that his next encyclical, which “will soon be published,” will outline the work Christians must do in order to bring about “truly free” human coexistence.

The Pope spoke of his third encyclical on Saturday when he received in audience members of the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation.

The encyclical is expected to be called “Veritas in Caritate,” and it is thought that it will be published June 29, feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.

“As you know, my encyclical on the vast theme of economics and labor will soon be published,” the Holy Father told the Centesimus Annus group.

“It will highlight what, for us Christians, are the objectives to be pursued and the values to be promoted and tirelessly defended, with the purpose of realizing a truly free and solidary human coexistence,” he explained.

The Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation was founded by Pope John Paul II in 1993. It is a lay foundation that aims to promote the social doctrine of the Church in professional and business sectors.

This will be Benedict XVI’s third encyclical. His first, on charity, was published in 2005, and his second, on hope, was published in 2007.

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