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'SPE SALVI': POPE ISSUES HIS SECOND ENCYCLICAL
'Spe Salvi facti sumus' - in hope we were saved." With those words from the Epistle of Paul to the Romans (8:24), Pope Benedict XVI begins "Spe Salvi," the second encyclical of his pontificate. The encyclical was issued Nov. 30, the feast of St. Andrew the apostle. More>> Text of Spe Salvi from the Vatican website.