The Light of Faith Lumen Fidei
The Light of Faith Lumen FideiLumen Fidei. This first encyclical of Pope Francis is the work of "four hands," as the Pope explained. He received the text from Benedict XVI, who intended to complete the reflection he had begun in his encyclicals on charity¸ God Is Love, and hope, Saved in Hope. Francis took up the task of finishing the encyclical on faith while still in the Year of Faith, adding his own insights, themes, and emphases to the document. It was published on July 5, 2013. This is not only Francis' first encyclical; it is also the first encyclical to have been written by two successors of St. Peter.