Once again offering off-the-cuff remarks (this time in his meeting with the members of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops), the Pope revealed two things.
"An encyclical" on faith "should come out shortly", "[written] by four hands, it is said: Pope Benedict, who delivered it to me, started it; it is a strong document"... "I have received this great work that he has done, and I have brought it forward."
"Four hands"? So... it pretty much confirms the report made by the Bishop of Molfetta following an ad limina visit, denied by the Holy See spokesman, a denial celebrated by disingenuous people...
Also today, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 54-year-old Fernando Isern, Bishop of Pueblo (Colorado), according to canon 401 § 2, of the Code of Canon Law (reasons of health or other grave reason). Bp. Isern, a follower of former Miami Archbishop John Favarola, had been named Bishop of Pueblo by Benedict XVI in 2009.