‘Laudate Deum’: The Newest Papal Document

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Pope Francis has revealed the name of the next papal document. The pontiff spoke about it during a meeting on Sept. 21 with the rectors of universities in Latin America and the Caribbean, where neither the pope’s speech nor images of the meeting were distributed.

Pope Francis announced that the next document will be called “Laudate Deum.” About a month ago, he announced the theme.

“I am writing a second part of ‘Laudato Si’ ’ to update the current issues,” Pope Francis said.

“Laudate Deum” will be the continuation of “Laudato Si’,” which focuses on care of both humanity and the environment. In this new text, it is expected that Pope Francis may discuss wars or the migration crisis, in light of what is happening in the Mediterranean and in Ukraine.

The document will be published on Oct. 4, which is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi and the first day of the Synod on Synodality.