Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti call us to encounter the other

By Mary Shaw
Global Sisters Report
May 17, 2021

This May we celebrate the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter: “Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home,” and were introduced about seven months ago to his new Encyclical Letter, “Fratelli Tutti: on Fraternity and Social Friendship.” With these in the background as a mirror, one is left to ponder what light is reflected on the issues that seem to be dominating the air waves.
We are hearing a lot of news now about asylum seekers, especially children, who are involved in the crisis at the U.S. border; brutal attacks on Asian Americans; random acts of gun violence leading to many deaths. The encyclicals I mentioned give us some assistance amidst these crises and the ongoing pandemic.

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