Pope Francis publishes a brand new encyclical on October 4th

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Pope Francis will publish his new encyclical on October 4th, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.

The press office of the Holy See announced that the encyclical Fratelli tutti on brotherhood and social friendship will be published at midday by St. Francis of Assisi at midday in Rome.

The Vatican announced earlier this month that Pope Francis would sign the third encyclical of his pontificate on a visit to Assisi on October 3rd.

Pope Francis will privately hold a mass at 3 p.m. at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi before signing the encyclical, the Holy See's press office said on September 5.

The title of the new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, means “All Brothers” in Italian.

Human brotherhood has been an important issue for Pope Francis in recent years. During a trip to Abu Dhabi in February 2019, the Pope signed "A Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Coexistence". Pope Francis' message for his first World Day of Peace as Pope in 2014 was “Fraternity, Foundation and Path for Peace. ”

The previous encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato si, published in 2015, had a title from the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, "Canticle of the Sun", in which God was praised for creation. He previously published Lumen fidei, an encyclical written by Benedict XVI. Had started before his resignation as Pope in 2013.

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