Vatican City, Jul 5, 2013 / 09:42 am
At its title suggests, "Lumen Fidei," – the first encyclical by Pope Francis, released July 5 – is truly a "light," said Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House.
In a July 5 interview with CNA, he described the new encyclical as "really beautiful and spiritually exciting."
"It well portrays the spirit of a spiritual renewal. It really is a light."
Fr. Costa observed that "Lumen Fidei," which translates as "The Light of Faith," contains a style that is "part Benedict's and part Francis,' especially the introduction where Pope Francis makes the encyclical his own."