People will widely discuss the Encyclical signed "Franciscus" by the first Pope in history who assumed this name, "as a guide and as an inspiration", as he himself writes.
Of Saint Francis, the Pope mentions in the opening the first words of the Canticle of Brother Sun, of which later on he reports integrally the first half in which the Saint praises God for - and with - all His creatures. The explicit aim of the Encyclical is the care of the "common home", of this our planet earth threatened by the ecological crisis and the social degradation, by the exploitation of the environment and the poor, and in need of dialogue and "ecological conversion"...
Among the many issues of great importance and relevance that are widely treated, there is no reference to the final judgment of God upon this "common home": when, as the Saint of Assisi wrote in the second part of his Canticle, those who forgive and suffer in peace for God's sake will be crowned, and those who die in mortal sins will be condemned to the troubles of the "second death", that is the eternal hell". Just to a prophet of Assisi, Marcello Ezekiel Ciai, whose disciple on his knees in St. Peter's Square in the rain during the Conclave visually prophesied the election of Pope Francis, the Spirit of Prophecy inspired to write in 1995 about the environmental and human degradation of our world:
"Listen, oh earth, where is your salvation? On Papeete, or in the Pope perhaps?
I make it rain according to the seasons, I have created the sowing and the grape harvest;
but you are only able to get drunk on your own ideas. Your wicked thoughts have ruined all the beautiful things created by me, for you.
Therefore misfortune and terror will come upon you.
You don't seek the ancient ways, and prepare for yourselves your tombs.
Oracle of the Lord".