The new writing calls on the world to unite in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and political and social turmoil.
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Pope Francis’ new encyclical teaches that ‘universal scope’ of fraternal love should animate world’s response to political, social and economic divides.
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, not unlike Laudato Si before it, is more a political than a social document.
Theologian Father Thomas Petri of the Dominican House of Studies says that Pope Francis is speaking in continuity with recent popes including Pope St. John Paul II, who issued “a very strong statement” about capital punishment in his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae.
Archbisohop Gomez said that Pope Francis “is challenging us to overcome the individualism in our culture and to serve our neighbors in love, seeing Jesus Christ in every person.”
Speaking from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square Oct. 4, the pope recalled that he visited Assisi the day before to sign the encyclical at the tomb of St. Francis, who also inspired his 2015 encyclical “Laudato si’.”
In a document focused on today’s socio-economic problems, the Holy Father proposes an ideal of fraternity where all countries can be part of a “larger human family.”
Before signing the encyclical on the tomb of St. Francis, Pope Francis thanked officials from the Vatican Secretariat of State, present at the Mass, who oversaw the text’s translation from Spanish into different languages.