Vatican City, Nov 18, 2013 / 10:38 am
The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will officially deliver his first post-synodal apostolic exhortation to coincide with the end of the Year of Faith.
During a Nov. 18 press conference, the Holy See revealed that the title of the new document is "Evangelii Gaudium," or "The Joy of the Gospel," which will be publicly proclaimed by the Pope during the closing Mass for the Year of Faith on Sunday, Nov. 24.
The exhortation is a concluding document of last year's Synod of Bishops, which centered on the theme of "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith."
Although the Pope will make the first announcement on the Nov. 24, the official presentation will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the John Paul II Hall of the Vatican.