The Vatican has announced that the publication date of Pope Francis' second encyclical will be Thursday, June 18th.
In a statement today, the Vatican said that the rare, advance notice was "to avoid confusion over the date of publication of the long-awaited encyclical." It added that next week "further details" about the document, which will address environmental concerns, will be made public by the Holy See in its daily bulletin.
There has been much speculation about the date of the publication. In comments to the Register last month, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi denied the encyclical had been delayed because of alleged opposition from the Congregation for the Doctrine of...READ MORE