.- The Italian media published statements Thursday by the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Renato Martino, who said Pope Benedict XVI would publish his third encyclicalâthis time on social issuesâon June 29.
âI believe June 29, the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, will be the definitive dateâ for the publication of the document, the cardinal said during a congress on globalization at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. According to Vatican sources, the encyclicalâs title could be âCaritas in veritatis.â It will focus on social changes that have occurred in the world since Paul VIâs encyclical âPopulorum Progressioâ and since the advent of globalization.
Benedict XVIâs first two encyclicals were âDeus caritas est,â published in 2006, and âSpe salvi,â published in 2007.