Lumen Fidei

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Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore speaks during the 2012 National Religious Freedom award dinner, May 24, 2012.

Faith shines light on truth and reason, archbishop says

Sep 20, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

At a recent talk on Pope Francis' encyclical “Lumen Fidei,” Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized that faith is... Read more

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay,

Indian cardinal lauds encyclical as bold call to proclaim faith

Jul 23, 2013

Pope Francis' encyclical “Lumen Fidei” is notable for exploring the “valuable richness” of faith and for being an “answer to... Read more


Vatican analyst: encyclical is bridge between two Popes

Jul 12, 2013

The director of L’Osservatore Romano, Giovanni Maria Vian, said Pope Francis’ encyclical “Lumen Fidei” could be considered a “bridge” between... Read more


New columnist examines papal encyclical in light of Vatican II

Jul 11, 2013

In a debut column for Catholic News Agency, professor and priest Fr. Gilfredo Marengo explores the faith behind the Second... Read more

Pope Francis at Mass on July 7.

Bishop says Pope Francis' influence seen throughout encyclical

Jul 10, 2013

Bishop Juan A. Reig Pla of the Spanish diocese Alcala de Henares said that the thought of Pope Francis is... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St Peters Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Light of faith will illuminate the world, encyclical teaches

Jul 6, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The theme of light is pivotal in the first Church encyclical written by “four hands.”  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for his installation on March 19, 2013.

In encyclical, Pope says 'light of faith' must transform lives

Jul 5, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

In his first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei,” or “The Light of Faith,” Pope Francis highlighted the need to let Christ’s love... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, in the VPO Feb. 5, 2013.

Vatican archbishop: encyclical offers insight into Francis' style

Jul 5, 2013

A Vatican archbishop believes that the first encyclical issued by Pope Francis provides an “introduction” to the Pontiff’s teaching and... Read more

Fr. Giuseppe Costa speaks to CNA in Rome.

New encyclical is a spiritual 'light,' says Vatican publisher

Jul 5, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

At its title suggests, “Lumen Fidei,” – the first encyclical by Pope Francis, released July 5 – is truly a... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St Peters Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Release of Pope Francis' first encyclical stresses beauty of faith

Jul 5, 2013

The first encyclical of Pope Francis – which had been started by the former Pope, Benedict XVI – has been... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at the Wednesday General Audience on May 8 2013.

Pope Francis' first encyclical to be released July 5

Jul 1, 2013

Pope Francis’ first encyclical will be published on Friday, July 5, the Vatican has announced.  Read more

ope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Pope confirms faith encyclical nearly done

Jun 13, 2013

Pope Francis put aside his prepared remarks this morning and told members of the Synod of Bishops that the encyclical... Read more