Responding to critics, Vatican clarifies Pope Francis’ new encyclical is addressed to both men and women

By Gerard O’Connell
America: The Jesuit Review
September 16, 2020

Fratelli tutti,” the title of Pope Francis’s new encyclical is to be understood as including both men and women, the Vatican stated today in a front-page editorial in L’Osservatore Romano, its daily newspaper, headlined “an encyclical for all brothers and sisters.”

The editorial clarifies that the encyclical “addresses all his sisters and brothers, all men and women of good will who populate the earth: everyone, inclusively, and in no way exclusively.” 

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