Pope signs new Encyclical “Fratelli tutti” on St Francis’s tomb in Assisi

By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp
Vatican News
October 3, 2020

On the anniversary of St Francis of Assisi's death, Pope Francis celebrates Mass before the Saint's tomb and signs his Encyclical “Fratelli tutti”.

Pope Francis went on Saturday to Assisi for the fourth time during his pontificate. There he signed his new Encyclical Fratelli tutti, before the tomb of St Francis of Assisi, after celebrating Holy Mass.

The Encyclical on fraternity and social friendship was inspired by St Francis, as was the Pope’s second Encyclical, Laudato si’, on the care of our common home, published five years ago.

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