Italian magazine leaks draft of pope’s environment encyclical

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Pope Francis delivers a speech during an audience for the participants of the Convention of the Diocese of Rome at the Vatican

An Italian magazine on Monday put a leaked draft of Pope Francis’ encyclical on its website but the Vatican said it was not the final version and asked journalists to wait until the official version is released. “An Italian text of a draft of the pope’s encyclical “Laudato Si’” has been published. Please note that it is not the final text …” Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said in a statement to reporters after the magazine L’Espresso put the 200-page draft on its website.

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