Pope Francis has released Fratelli tutti, his encyclical letter dedicated to “human fraternity” and “social friendship”.
Its title can be translated as “All Brothers”, “Brethren all” or “Brothers and sisters all”.
The first words come from St Francis of Assisi – whose name Pope Francis chose when he was elected in 2013.
It takes its inspiration from St Francis’ Admonitions 6 – Of the Imitation of the Lord.
“Let us all, brothers, consider the Good Shepherd who to save His sheep bore the suffering of the Cross.”