Lumen Fidei (Pope Francis)

"The Southern Cross", our Catholic Weekly paper in South Africa offers a PDF edition of the first encyclical of Pope Francis, called "Lumen Fidei" (The light of faith). 

As indicated in the first page: 

"This e-Book is not for sale. 
It may be distributed for non-profit purposes 
with the purpose of making known 
the teachings and mission of the Catholic Church.
Layout and design by
The Southern Cross, 
Cape Town, South Africa. 2013 
Cover photos © Catholic News Service"

It can be downloaded HERE

“These considerations on faith – in continuity with all that the Church’s magisterium has pronounced on this theological virtue – are meant to supplement what Benedict XVI had written in his encyclical letters on charity and hope. He himself had almost completed a first draft of an encyclical on faith. For this I am deeply grateful to him, and as his brother in Christ I have taken up his fine work and added a few contributions of my own. The Successor of Peter, yesterday, today and tomorrow, is always called to strengthen his brothers and sisters in the priceless treasure of that faith which God has given as a light for humanity’s path.”


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