which translates to “All Brothers” in English, is Pope Francis’s encyclical released in October 2020. Pope Francis describes this as his social encyclical. In this document, the Holy Father addresses issues of social and economic inequality, emphasizing the importance of fraternity and social friendship. He calls for solidarity among nations and individuals, promoting a sense of shared responsibility for one another. The encyclical explores themes of justice, peace, dialogue, and the common good, urging people to embrace a spirit of openness, love, and understanding towards others, especially in a world marked by division and conflict.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides an overview and summary of Pope Francis’s encyclical here.
A longer video from The Word on Fire Institute discussing several aspects of Frattelli Tutti can be found here.
On Care for Our Common Home is the appeal from Pope Francis addressed to “every person living on this planet” for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility… (USCCB)
The Catholic Climate Covenant website offers a variety of readings and up to date data on programs related to the encyclical.
meaning “The Light of Faith,” is an encyclical issued jointly by Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in July 2013. It explores the significance of faith in the contemporary world, emphasizing the relationship between faith and reason, the role of faith in societal and individual life, and how faith leads to a more just and fraternal society. The document integrates the thoughts of both popes, providing a profound reflection on the transformative power of faith and its relevance in the modern age.