On Fratelli Tutti, Part I

On Fratelli Tutti, Part I
20, 2020 (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis issued his third encyclical Fratelli Tutti (“All Brothers”) on the feast day of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, earlier this month. In the Roman Catholic Church, a papal encyclical is a pastoral letter issued by the Holy Father to offer teaching on a significant issue or issues.

Writ large, Fratelli Tutti is about fraternity and social friendship. It is wide-ranging, however. Its particular subjects include market capitalism, the COVID crisis, and the Church’s just-war theory, among others. In passages that caught our eye here at The Giving Review, it also addresses the topics of charity and justice, and their relationship with each other.

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