An on-line presentation of the new Encyclical, at Georgetown, Monday October 5, 12:30 pm

WASHINGTON, DC.-Today, October 5, at 12:30 P.M. Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life is hosting a virtual Dahlgren Dialogue on the themes of the encyclical and Pope Francis’ call to recognize that we are all brothers and sisters at a time of a global pandemic, economic crises, and a United States presidential election.

Pope Francis signed  his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti on Saturday, October 3, at the tomb of St. Francis.

On Sunday, October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, his encyclical on human fraternity and social friendship was released to the world.

This Dahlgren Dialogue will begin and ends with prayer at Georgetown´s Chapel led by Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J., vice president of Mission and Ministry at Georgetown University .

Following, a group of leaders will outline the major elements of the encyclical and discuss its implications and applications in this moment of multiple crises, Georgetown University announced. These leaders will address:

  • What are the central themes of Fratelli Tutti?
  • Why did Pope Francis choose this time and this topic for his new encyclical?
  • Why is it called Fratelli Tutti, and why is that title generating controversy?
  • What are its implications in a global pandemic and economic crisis?
  • What are its applications in the United States, particularly a month before a major presidential election?

 In preparation for the event some articles and documents have been provided on-line. Participation is open to those to subscribe

Resources for this dialogue.

Photo: Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington