Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Caritas in Veritate



"Caritas in Veritate (Latin: "Charity in Truth") is the third encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI and his first social encyclical. It was signed on June 29, 2009, and was published on July 7, 2009. It was initially published in Italian, English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. (...) The encyclical contains detailed reflection on economic and social issues and problems. The Pope points out that the Church does not offer specific technical solutions, but rather moral principles to inform the building of such solutions." Caritas in Veritate - Wikipedia

"The current Pope Benedict XVI, former Josef Cardinal Ratzinger, is a German (from Bavaria). Recently, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in her 9-page address at the Bavarian Catholic Academy's conference on "Political Action based on Christian Responsibility," noted that Benedict XVI's new encyclical Caritas in Veritate points to the way forward in the current economic crisis." Pope Benedict XVI Main article: Germany–Holy See relations (also cited @ Roman Catholicism in Germany) - Wikipedia

Caritas in Veritate - vatican.va