Today on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Benedict signed his long-awaited encyclical on economic justice. Generally published shortly after the Pope signs the official document, it is reported that it will be available just before the G8 Summit which begins on July 8th. The content will offer ways to make globalization more attentive to meeting the needs of the poor amid the worldwide financial crisis and outline the goals and values that the faithful must defend to ensure solidarity among all peoples.
At todays audience Pope Benedict said:
“Pray for this new contribution that the Church offers to humanity in its mission to create a sustainable future, in full respect of human dignity and the right demands of all.”