VATICAN CITY — As its title suggests, Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith) — the first encyclical by Pope Francis, released July 5 — is truly a “light,” said Father Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House.
In a July 5 interview with Catholic News Agency, he described the new encyclical as “really beautiful and spiritually exciting.”
“It well portrays the spirit of a spiritual renewal. It really is a light.”
Father Costa observed that Lumen Fidei, which translates as “The Light of Faith,” contains a style that is “part Benedict’s and part Francis’, especially the introduction where Pope Francis makes the encyclical his own.”
However, unlike other commentators, he said...READ MORE