Rome, Italy, Sep 5, 2013 / 03:12 am
A new encyclical that is being written by Pope Francis will help address how to live out a vow of poverty in the modern world, according to one cardinal.
"How to define poverty is not easy today because it's not a question of radical poverty," Cardinal Prosper Grech, an Augustinian friar, told CNA Sept. 3, "but an encyclical on poverty will help all religious orders to define how to really live poverty in our societies."
In May, an Italian bishop revealed on his diocesan website that the Holy Father is working on an encyclical entitled, "Blessed Are the Poor."
The Pope's first encyclical, "The Light of Faith," was released in July and drew upon previous work from his predecessor, Benedict XVI.