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Report: Pope’s new encyclical to be called “Laudato sii”

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 05/31/15

Catholic News Agency reports:

Taken from St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the Sun” prayer praising God for creation, the likely name of the Pope’s upcoming encyclical was informally announced just weeks before its anticipated publication. Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House, reportedly announced the encyclical’s title during the delivery of the Cardinal Michele Giordano prize Saturday afternoon, May 30, in Naples. The prize honors the former archbishop of Naples, who died in 2010, and was inspired by his keen appreciation for the media. Expected to be published in mid-late June, the Pope’s encyclical “Laudato sii” has already been written and is currently being translated. Although the title has not been officially confirmed, it will most likely contain the phrase coined by Pope Francis’ namesake in his famous prayer praising elements of creation such as “Brother Fire,” “Sister Moon” and “Mother Earth.” Also referred to as the Canticle of Creatures, the Canticle of the Sun was written by St. Francis of Assisi around the year 1224. The encyclical is also expected to be given the Italian subtitle: “Sulla cura della casa commune,” (On the care of the common home).

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While CNA translates the title as “Praised Be You,” NCR has this: 

Translated in English either as “Be Praised” or “Praised Be,” the title of the letter was first reported on Twitter mid Saturday by Spanish language journalist Mercedes De La Torre. She was attending an event honoring the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican publishing house responsible for printing official documents.
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