Towards a World without Borders – Fratelli Tutti!

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Pope Francis’ third encyclical

By the austraLasia Team

 

Assisi, Italy, 4 October 2020 — The long-awaited third Encyclical (Circular Letter) of Pope Francis on Universal Human Fraternity (Fratelli Tutti) was signed by the Pontiff in Assisi on 3 October and released on 4 October 2020 – the Feastday of St Francis of Assisi. The 287 paragraphs of the Encyclical are divided into the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Dark clouds over a closed World

Chapter 2: A Stranger on the Road

Chapter 3: Envisaging and engendering an open World

Chapter 4: A hear open to the whole world

Chapter 5: A better kind of Politics

Chapter 6: Dialogue and Friendship in Society

The Encyclical ends with a prayer to the Creator (like Laudato Si)

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.

Full text of the Encyclical and commentary on the Encyclical



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