Pope Francis teaching


Links to Pope Francis’s key documents, and resources to help us understand them

Fratelli Tutti

Fratelli tutti’ is the title Pope Francis has chosen for his encyclical letter dedicated to “human fraternity” and “social friendship”. In English, it can be read as ‘All Brothers’, ‘Brethren all’ or ‘Brothers and sisters all’. The first words of the new ‘circular letter’, or encyclical as we know it, come from St Francis of Assisi – whose name Pope Francis chose when he was elected in 2013. It takes its inspiration from St Francis’ Admonitions 6 – Of the Imitation of the Lord.

“Let us all, brothers, consider the Good Shepherd who to save His sheep bore the suffering of the Cross.”

Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.

The document is available here.

 The image of the right is the start of a comprehensive infographic on Fratelli Tutti. The full infographic is here. Fratelli Tutti Infographic2 (002)