Fratelli Tutti: All Brothers

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 1:08pm

NEW ENCYCLICAL FROM POPE FRANCIS

 

On Saturday, October 3, Pope Francis visited Assisi, offered Mass near the tomb of his patron saint, and signed the Pope’s new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti”  [all brothers].

 

On Sunday, October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the full text of the encyclical was released.  It is described as a “social encyclical,” since the Pope wants to offer a new vision of fraternity and social friendship that will not remain on the level of words.  He notes, “the effort to build a more just society implies the capacity of fraternity, a spirit of human fraternity.”

 

Msgr. Kevin Irwin wrote the introduction to the English edition.  He advises, “When you take up the encyclical, I urge you to not just read it, but to pray it because it is nothing less than about a way to reread and to live the Gospel for our times.”

 

Here is a link to the a detailed summary, provided by the Vatican News:

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-10/fratelli-tutti-pope-fraternity-social-friendship-long-summary.html?fbclid=IwAR31cOaVGXXa2lApZ2sPNfGJTEoclMwDM7JhQXysdyJmMYLszRjQppoTDi4