The Covid-19 pandemic provides the backdrop for Fratelli Tutti as a sign of the times that has highlighted and exacerbated systemic injustices, revealing the fundamental interconnectedness of human beings, along with our willful fragmentation and dissonance.
Thus, Francis writes, “Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality. It is my desire that, in this our time, by acknowledging the dignity of each human person, we can contribute to the rebirth of a universal aspiration to fraternity.”
Read the full article in U.S. Catholic, "God is in the ties that bind, says Pope Francis in ‘Fratelli Tutti’ -In his new encyclical, the pope presents a vision of a society based on charity in truth." by our very own Kathleen Bonnette, Associate Director of JPIC.