January 26, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI Issues First Encyclical, on Love

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c. 2006 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope Benedict XVI issued the first encyclical of his papacy Wednesday (Jan. 25), dedicating Roman Catholicism’s highest form of writing to a reflection on love and charity that called for a “purification” of erotic love between men and women. The encyclical, titled “Deus Caritas Est” or “God […]

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