For the first time in the two millennia history of the Catholic Church, an entire papal encyclical will be dedicated to the theme of poverty.
Pope Francis revealed this news recently in a private conservation with an Italian bishop. He will finish the work after publishing the final encyclical from his predecessor Benedict XVI on the gift of faith in the life of the Church.
According to news reports, the encyclical could be entitled Beati poveri (“Blessed are the poor”).
We will update this news as more information comes in.