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Pope Francis to us: ‘You got mail’


October 21, 2020

In his new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis affirms and applies the principles of Catholic social teaching to the “new things” of 2020: a global pandemic, an economic crisis, political polarization and social isolation and exclusion. The pope insists that those who are poor or vulnerable, those who live with disabilities or discrimination and immigrants and refugees are not issues or problems but sisters and brothers, part of one human family.

Through the centuries, popes have written encyclicals on important issues, sometimes addressed to bishops, other times to all Cath...

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