The first encyclical by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love), has been released today. Once again, I have refused to report on any premature "rumors" about it, simply because I believe in not speculating. History will happen when it happens.
Two articles from Catholic Exchange announce its formal release and a summary of its contents.
If there is any indication from his previous published works as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger and the various speeches, prayers, meditations (remember Good Friday 2005?) and homilies he has made in the last nine months, this will have a lot to say in an economy of words. Purchase your copy soon.