Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Monday 01 March |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Giovanna Maria Bonomo
home iconChurch
line break icon

Pope to sign new encyclical in Assisi on October 3

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 09/05/20

The document will focus on human fraternity.

Update: On September 16, it was announced that the encyclical will be released October 4, feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on October 3 at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi, for the vigil of the saint’s feast day. After the Mass, the Holy Father is expected to sign a new encyclical, dedicated to the theme of human fraternity, and reflecting on how we are all brothers and sisters, children of the same God who created us all.

According to Bishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi, the pope’s message is essentially that the pandemic has emphasized how we share a common vulnerability, and we must respond with a common effort to love one another.


encyclical

Read more:
What is an encyclical in the Catholic Church?

Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office, confirmed that the document will address the themes of fraternity and social friendship, and said it will be called “Fratelli Tutti” in Italian, meaning “we are all brothers and sisters.”

The pope’s visit to Assisi will be private, with a 3 p.m. arrival for the Mass.

Pope Francis is the first pope in history to take the name Francis, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi.

In the last few weeks, the Holy Father has been speaking about human fraternity in light of Catholic social doctrine. It also is expected that the encyclical will develop themes from the jointly-signed “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” presented by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayyeb on February 4, 2019.

This gesture by the current pope echoed the peaceful meeting of St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik Al-Kamil in Egypt in 1219.


PAPIEŻ FRANCISZEK W ZJEDNOCZONYCH EMIRATACH ARABSKICH

Read more:
An 800th anniversary: Another Francis writes new page of history with Islam

Tags:
Pope Francis
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
PADRE PIO
Philip Kosloski
Padre Pio’s favorite prayer of petition
2
MADONNA
V. M. Traverso
The 9 oldest images of Mary
3
Jacques Fesch
Brother Silas Henderson, SDS
Meet the Death Row prisoner who discovered a ...
4
SEARCHNG PURSE
Cerith Gardiner
12 Things every Catholic woman should have in her purse
5
LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL
Zoe Romanowsky
20-year-old filmmaker wins award for powerful 1-minute film about...
6
CELEBRITY MARRIAGES
Cerith Gardiner
10 Celebrities whose marriages have stood the test of time
7
RECONSTRUCTED CHRIST
Lucandrea Massaro
This 3D “carbon copy” of Jesus was created using the ...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.