Pope Francis writes New Encyclical Letter

POPE FRANCIS WRITES NEW ENCYCLICAL “I invite everyone to renewed hope” Pope Francis writes in his new letter “Fratelli Tutti,” addressed to his “brothers and sisters all” in this “wounded world” brought to its knees by the coronavirus pandemic and other crises, including poverty, racism and violence. The pope signed the encyclical letter at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, on 3rd Oct, after celebrating Mass there. In the encyclical letter, whose English-language version will be titled “Fratelli tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship,” Francis suggests ways in which we can build a more just, peaceful world, one in which we recognize each other as brothers and sisters of one human family. It is significant that the pope travelled to Assisi to sign the social encyclical at the tomb of St Francis. The pope noted that the saint used the phrase “Fratelli Tutti” as he “addressed his brothers and sisters and proposed to them a way of life marked by the flavour of the Gospel.” He said the saint inspired him to write the encyclical “Laudato Si’” in 2015, in addition to this new letter “devoted to fraternity and social friendship.” www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html