Pope Francis' new social encyclical on solidarity, Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship, promotes tangible ways to build a more just and fraternal world within relationships, social life, politics and institutions. The Encyclical aims to promote a universal aspiration toward fraternity and social friendship. Beginning with our common membership in the human family, from the acknowledgement that we are brothers and sisters because we are the children of one Creator, all in the same boat, and hence we need to be aware that in a globalized and interconnected world, only together can we be saved.
Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, wrote:
“...In analyzing conditions in the world today, the Holy Father provides us with a powerful and urgent vision for the moral renewal of politics and political and economic institutions from the local level to the global level, calling us to build a common future that truly serves the good of the human person..."
Read Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship
Summary of Fratelli Tutti (Vatican News)
Guide to the Encyclical (Catholic Telegraph/ includes video overview)
Purchase copies of Fratelli Tutti (USCCB)