Pope Francis Issues New Encyclical on the Fraternity of All Men and Women

Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis issued a new encyclical this week called Fratelli Tutti (all brothers), in which he calls upon all of us to recognize the humanity and fraternity of others, seeing them as our brothers and sisters, part of the one human family. "In today's world, the sense of belonging to a single human family is fading, and the dream of working together for justice and peace seem an outdated utopia. What reigns instead is a cool, comfortable and globalized indifference, born of deep disillusionment concealed behind a deceptive illusion: thinking that we are all-powerful, while failing to realize that we are all in the same boat." (Fratelli Tutti, No. 30) 

The encyclical describes many of the ills facing the modern world and laments our failure as an international community to truly address them. Archbishop Jose Gomez, President of the USCCB, welcomed the Pope's new work, stating "[i]n analyzing conditions in the world today, the Holy Father provides us with a powerful and urgent vision for the moral renewal of politics and political and economic institutions from the local level to the global level, calling us to build a common future that truly serves the good of the human person." For the Archbishop's full statement, click here.

October 9, 2020 - 11:07am

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