Pope’s environment encyclical release on June 16: Report

Pope Francis’s much anticipated encyclical on the environment will be titled “Laudato Sii” (Praised Be) and will be released on June 16, a report states.

A Twitter posting by a Spanish journalist from an event at the Vatican publishing house responsible for printing official documents revealed the information.

The encyclical will be given an Italian subtitle: “Sulla cura della casa comune” (On the care of the common home), the journalist stated.

The Vatican press office neither confirmed nor denied the document title or release date.

The phrase “Laudato Sii” reoccurs several times in St Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun.

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