Madrid, Spain, Jul 10, 2013 / 10:59 am
Bishop Juan A. Reig Pla of the Spanish diocese Alcala de Henares said that the thought of Pope Francis is evident throughout his recent encyclical.
“Lumen Fidei,” or “The Light of Faith,” was released July 5, and is the first encyclical promulgated by Pope Francis. Much of the rough draft was prepared by Benedict XVI, who was not able to finish it before resigning from the office of Pope.
However, Bishop Pla told CNA that “the hand of Francis can be seen in the entire encyclical.”
“First, in saying that the way in which we explain the light of faith, which is Jesus Christ, must be done through a narrative and testimonial theology,” the bishop explained on July 5. “That is, not through grandiose concepts or centered on speculative theories, but in a narrative and testimonial way.”