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Encyclical delayed-- a lot

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Oct 02, 2008

 Just a couple of days ago I pointed out that the Ignatius Press site listed Caritatis Veritate, the 3rd encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, as "available September 2008." But September was ending, and the long-awaited encyclical still wasn't available.

Things have changed. The Ignatius site now lists publication for April 2009. 

[Hat tip to the American Papist, who spotted the same change of dates in the advance billing on Amazon.com.]

If it was close enough to list a publication date, what caused such a long delay? There's a story here...

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