Pope’s Encyclical on Fraternity and Social Friendship
Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, on Saturday 3 October 2020 during a visit to Assisi. The Holy Father celebrated Mass at the tomb of his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi. “Fratelli tutti,” the encyclical’s opening words, means “All brothers” in Italian. The phrase is taken from the writings of St. Francis, one of the major inspirations for Pope Francis’ third encyclical, on fraternity and social friendship. The full text of the encyclical, the third of Pope Francis’ pontificate is released today, Sunday 4 October, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Please see below the full text of the encyclical letter and some useful links and resources:
Bishop Paul has begun a journey of visitation of the parishes of the diocese. He has chosen to visit various parishes and to join in the celebration of Daily and Weekend Masses with the priest and people of the parishes. This is a wonderful opportunity for him to meet with the people and for them to meet with their new bishop.
So far Bishop Paul has celebrated Masses in Ballaghaderreen, Carracastle, Charlestown, Collooney Keash, Tourlestrane, Tubbercurry, Attymass, Bohola, Swinford, Kilmovee and Ballisodare (where he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation) and his journey continues.
Deacon Brendan McCarrick SAC will be ordained a Pallottine Priest by Bishop Brendan Kelly, of the Diocese of Achonry, in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mullinabreena, Co. Sligo, on Sunday 24 July. Please keep him in your prayers.
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