Pope Francis's new Social Encyclical:
Pope Francis's Social Encyclical: 'Fratelli Tutti' was launched on Sunday 4 October 2020. The document focuses on the common good and social friendship as the ways to build a better, more just and peaceful world - with the contribution of all: people and institutions. The encyclical brings an emphatic 'no' to war and to globalised indifference.
The encyclical is roughly 43 000 words long, is divided into 8 chapters and 287 paragraphs,and contains 288 footnotes. Most of the encyclical contains what the Pope has already said, and can be considered as a systematic, comprehensive rearrangement of the work Francis has produced during his 7 years of papacy." By incorporating past sayings from homilies, speeches and statements into an encyclical, one of the highest levels of teaching in the church, he raises their authority." Themes to be found in the encyclical include:
- Interreligious Relations
- The Good Samaritan
- Universal Fraternity
- Liberty, Equaliry & Fraternity
- Dignity of Women
- Capital Punishment
- International Politics
- Private Property
The encyclical ends with two prayers: one to the Creator, addressing God as Father, and an ecumenical Christian prayer, addressing God as the Holy Trinity.
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