Pope Francis will publish his first encyclical on June 18 and its central theme will be ecology and the protection of the environment and Creation.
The Holy See made official today in a statement the date of publication of the encyclical to "avoid confusion" and "unconfirmed information" by the media, he said.
Caring for Creation and the environment is one of the fundamental themes of Francis' ministry that, on multiple occasions, has addressed the authorities to encourage them to take effective decisions to "preserve the health of the planet."
Bergoglio will publish this document - whose title is still unknown - a few months before the COP21 climate summit that will take place in Paris next December.
This will be the first encyclical that collects their proposals in their entirety and the second pontifical document after the apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” (Joy in the Gospel).
On July 5, 2013, Bergoglio presented the encyclical on the faith, “Lumen Fidei,” which his predecessor Benedict XVI began, and which he could not finish when he resigned from the pontificate on February 28 of that year.