Welcome to St. Edmund’s new section, covering Fratelli Tutti (‘Brothers and Sisters All’), the Pope’s new encyclical letter, published in October 2020.
Paper copies of Pope Francis’s encyclical are available to purchase from St Edmund’s; if you would like one please email the office. The price is £6.95. A Kindle version is available through Amazon (from around £1.99) and you can read/download a copy direct from the Vatican: click here.
Fr Ashley, who describes the encyclical as “a major teaching document in relation to the social teaching of the Catholic Church”, has written a brief initial introduction to the Pope’s letter which you can read here. Fr Ashley gave a series of five talks during Lent to discuss the encyclical further, and you can watch recordings of these on our webcam. Discussions were held via Zoom afterwards. Presentation slides for the talks are available below.
ST EDMUND’S LENT TALKS 2021
FRATELLI TUTTI: THE VISION OF POPE FRANCIS FOR A NEW WORLD
- DARK CLOUDS OVER A CLOSED WORLD (Recording available on our webcam page)
2. A STRANGER ON THE ROAD (Recording available on our webcam page)
3. AN OPEN WORLD AND A NEW CULTURE (Recording available on our webcam page)
4. PEACE AND FORGIVENESS (Recording available on our webcam page)
5. RENEWED ENCOUTER AND THE SERVICE OF FRATERNITY (Recording available on our webcam page)
In addition to Fratelli Tutti, the Pope also published a new book in December 2020, in collaboration with the English journalist (and his biographer) Austen Ivereigh, entitled Let us Dream. It’s very readable, only £10.99 and easy to get hold of. During the talks Fr Ashley also recommended reading Ivereigh’s biography of Pope Francis, and another by Christopher Lamb, shown below.