Per "Caritas," Six Days' Notice
First slated for publication in 2007, the long-delayed text will be formally presented that day by the Vatican's Peace Czar Cardinal Renato Martino and German Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, the Holy See's top official on humanitarian aid, at an 11.30 Sala Stampa press conference prior to the text's appearance a half-hour later.
For all the snags along the way, it's indeed conspicuous that this pontificate's first major foray into questions of capital, labor and development is to drop on the eve of the G8 Summit in the Pope's backyard -- the leaders of the world's eight economic superpowers will open their three-day meeting in L'Aquila a day after the encyclical's release.
Now, we seemingly have our answer.
In its Monday report that the Professor Pope had signed Caritas in Veritate earlier that morning, Vatican Radio rendered the title as "Charity in Truth" on its English broadcast.