Wednesday, October 17, 2007
CNS STORY: Pope completes second encyclical, a meditation on Christian hope: "VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has completed his second encyclical, a meditation on Christian hope, Vatican sources said. The text, tentatively titled 'Spe Salvi' ('Saved by Hope'), is about 65 pages, sources said Oct. 16. No release date has been set for the document. The working title comes from St. Paul's letter to the Romans, in which he wrote: 'For in hope we have been saved.' The encyclical is said to explore the Christian understanding of hope, with reference to modern philosophy and the challenges of disbelief."