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en si kli kuhl

  • n  a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world
  • s  intended for wide distribution
    an encyclical letter

  • In Pope Pius' latest encyclical (PTI, June 1) His Holiness said: ''No one can be a good Catholic and at the same time a true Socialist.
  • Tony Gentile Reuters "The economic sphere is neither ethically neutral, nor inherently inhuman and opposed to society," the 82-year-old Pontiff writes in the encyclical released .
  • As for the birth control controversy, his challenge to the encyclical makes it clear that the issue is not dead.

  • Diarmuid Martin in Irish Times
    Archbishop Martin said: "The Pope wrote his first encyclical about the love of God. He was very visibly upset, I would say, to hear of some of the things that are told in the Ryan report, how the children had suffered from the very opposite of an...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Zenit News Agency
    Venerable and dear brothers,the Pope said in his homily, "I want to sum up the meaning of this new call that you have received in the word which I placed at the heart of my first encyclical: 'caritas.' This matches well the color of your...

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