â€śIn hope we were savedâ€ť (Spe salvi facti sumus). Pope Benedictâ€™s encyclical Spe salvi, released in late 2007, begins with this quote from Paulâ€™s letter to the Romans (8:24). Benedict goes on immediately to speak of redemption: â€śAccording to the Christian faith, â€średemptionâ€ťâ€”salvationâ€”is not simply a given.
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