New rumors from Rome are that Pope Benedict is already at work on his next encyclical. And we thought JP2 was prolific. Of course, Benedict is the first pope to have written so many books prior to being elected.
Sources close the Holy See have indicated that Pope Benedict XVI is preparing his first social encyclical, which may be entitled “Labor Domini,” or, “The Work of the Lord.”
According to the report, which has not yet been officially confirmed by the Holy See, the encyclical would present a Christian vision of human work and address the importance of work for society. Likewise, it would explore the necessity and duty of the human person to work in some capacity.
On the other hand, Leo XIII was certainly the most prolific pope. He wrote 27 encyclicals in addition to all his other letters and such.
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