The Third Encyclical of Pope Francis

"Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship" is the name of the new encyclical that Pope Francis will sign on October 3 this year, in Assisi, Italy.

The signing will take place after the Mass celebrated in the Franciscan Basilica, which, according to Matteo Bruni, the Vatican Press Director, will be without the faithful on this occasion, due to the current health situation and at the request of Pope Francis.

For the faithful, this new encyclical letter means strength and courage to begin again in fraternity and union, despite all the pain and difficulties that the pandemic has caused in families all over the world.

With this one, the Pope has written a total of 3 encyclical letters since his election on 13 March 2013. The first was "Lumen Fidei" (The Light of Faith), signed on 5 July 2013. Then he wrote "Laudato Si" (Praise to you), on May 24, 2015, and finally the current Fratelli Tutti (All Brothers), which will be signed this October.


Who Is Pope Francis?

Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, the first pope from the Americas, took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy. He was named Person of the Year by Time magazine in 2013, Pope Francis has embarked on a tenure characterized by humility and outspoken support of the world's poor and marginalized people and has been involved actively in areas of political diplomacy and environmental advocacy. 

On March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, Jorge Bergoglio was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church—becoming the first citizen from the Americas, the first non-European and first Jesuit priest to be named pope, and adopting the name Pope Francis (he took the title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy). Prior to the 2013 papal conclave, Pope Francis had served as both archbishop and cardinal for more than 12 years.


Pope Francis