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        "Fratelli tutti": Pope Francis signs new encyclical in Assisi

"Fratelli tutti": Pope Francis signs new encyclical in Assisi

A Way of Life: Fratelli tutti is not about making adjustments here and there to our personal and communal lives. Rather it is nothing less than about a way to reread and to live the Gospel for our times. What the pope writes is needed for us to survive not only the coronavirus pandemic (which is sparingly mentioned in a treatise far more wide ranging than even this death-dealing virus) but for the contemporary world to survive. It is that serious. It is that compelling. It is that demanding. (Vatican News, Msgr. Kevin W. Irwin)

"Five years ago, Pope Francis published the Encyclical Laudato si’ in which he clearly delineated the connections that exist between the environmental crisis, the social crisis, war, migration and poverty. He indicated the goal to reach: a more just economic and social system, one that would respect creation, that would put the human person at the center as the guardian of mother earth rather than money, elevated as an absolute god.

Today, with the new social Encyclical Fratelli tutti, the Successor of Peter shows the concrete way to reach that goal: recognizing ourselves as brothers and sisters because we are children, one another’s keepers, everyone in the same boat, as this pandemic has made even more evident. It is the way out of surrendering to the temptation of being homo homini lupus (people who act like wolves toward others), of building new walls, of isolation. Instead, it holds up the ever current and “out of the box” evangelical icon of the Good Samaritan." (Vatican News: Looking at others as brothers and sisters to save ourselves and the world)

Fratelli Tutti: Eight Chapters
  1. Dark Clouds over a Closed World
  2. A Stranger on the Road
  3. Envisaging and Engendering an Open World
  4. A Heart Open to the Whole World
  5. A Better Kind of Politics
  6. Dialogue and Friendship in Society
  7. Paths of Renewed Encounter
  8. Religions at the Service of Fraternity in our World
    A Prayer to the Creator
Lord, Father of our human family,
you created all human beings equal in dignity:
pour forth into our hearts a fraternal spirit
and inspire in us a dream of renewed encounter,
dialogue, justice and peace.
Move us to create healthier societies
and a more dignified world,
a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war.

May our hearts be open
to all the peoples and nations of the earth.
May we recognize the goodness and beauty
that you have sown in each of us,
and thus forge bonds of unity, common projects,
and shared dreams. Amen.
Pope Francis

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