Vatican – “Fratelli tutti”: new website online and, today, also online seminar

02 December 2020

(ANS - Vatican City) – Yesterday the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced the launch of a special website dedicated to the Encyclical of Pope Francis "Fratelli tutti". Created with the collaboration of the Dicastery for Communication, the website aims to spread the Encyclical's message on fraternity and social friendship in a widespread manner, deepening and making known all the aspects of the text and the magisterium of the Holy Father. Today, with the same aim, on the initiative of the Pontifical Lateran University, an online seminar is also taking place entitled: "Fratelli tutti: an encyclical beyond the time of crisis".

The page, intuitive and quick to consult, is currently offered in three languages ​​(Italian, Spanish and English), but it also contains numerous resources in other languages, including French, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese.

The homepage menu, which in color recalls the orange of the paper edition of the Encyclical, is divided into sections, constantly updated:

-      “Fratelli tutti”, with a general introduction;

-      "The Encyclical", where it is possible to download the text in the available languages ​​and to see the video of the presentation conference held in the New Hall of the Synod on 4 October last;

-       “Reflections”, which includes comments and analyzes from various ecclesiastical, religious and civil authorities;

-      “News”, in which journalistic articles, videos and interviews relating to the “Fratelli tutti” are presented;

-      "Resources", which collects infographics and other material for in-depth study and reflection, such as the Prayer to the Creator composed expressly for the Encyclical.

The Vatican Dicastery is currently working on increasing the number of languages ​​in which to make the various contents available, as well as on a section that collects the video presentation of the Encyclical (some of which are already visible on YouTube in the "Fratelli tutti" Playlist), and a space for sharing contributions that may come from local Churches, organizations, associations and communities, religious or otherwise, such as "Initiatives" aimed at implementing the message contained in "Fratelli tutti".

It should also be noted that today, 2 December, at 15:00 (UTC + 1), a seminar is taking place at the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL) to reflect on the Encyclical, entitled: “Fratelli tutti: an encyclical beyond the time of crisis.”

Promoted by the PUL in collaboration with the Pontifical Representation at the international organizations FAO, IFAD and WFP, and the "Rome Forum of Catholic-inspired NGOs", it aims to deepen the themes of the Encyclical that have directly reflected on the presence of the civil society in international life and for the conduct of Nations. From relationships between peoples, to dialogue, from solidarity inclusion to economic processes in the name of the person, to the search for a method to promote peace, security, development, respect for fundamental rights from below, from the grassroots.

The seminar, which will also be attended by Sister Alessandra Smerilli, Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, professor of Political Economy at the Pontifical Faculty “Auxilium”, is broadcast live on the PUL YouTube channel


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