|By (author):||Francis, Pope|
|Foreword By:||Hahn, Scott|
|Subject:||RELIGION / Christian Church / Canon & Ecclesiastical Law|
|RELIGION / Christian Life / General|
|RELIGION / Christian Theology / General|
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
|Size:||8.00in x 5.20in x 0.25in|
|From The Publisher*||The encyclical letter Lumen Fidei is the great monument of the Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI and brought to completion by Pope Francis. It is a capstone of the year, but at the same time a milestone of a long road, a road we have only begun to travel: the road of the New Evangelization."-from the Foreword by Scott Hahn|
On June 29, 2013 Pope Francis issued his first papal letter reflecting on the nature of belief and the need to renew our faith for a bright future of charity and love for all.
"The light of Faith: this is how the Church's tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus," Pope Francis writes. "In John's Gospel, Christ says of himself: 'I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.'" Here is an illuminating work inviting all to lead a more spiritual and faith-based, a reminder that with faith comes service, and with service to others and to God comes heaven on earth.
|Biographical Note||POPE FRANCIS is the first Latin American to be elected to the chair of Peter. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was ordained as a priest in 1969. He served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina from 1973 to 1979. In 1998 he became the archbishop of Buenos Aires, and in 2001 a cardinal. He was elected pope on March 13, 2013.|