The title of the encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” (All Brothers) comes from a passage in the Admonitions of St. Francis of Assisi

Pope Francis has released a new papal encyclical in October titled “Fratelli Tutti” (“All Brothers”, literally translated from the Italian). The Holy Father signed the encyclical “on fraternity and social friendship” in Assisi, Italy on Oct. 3, a day ahead of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, following the celebration of Mass at the tomb of St. Francis.

Read: Pope signs new encyclical in Assisi (Catholic News Service, Oct. 3)

The encyclical was set to be released to the public on the afternoon of Oct. 4.

The title of the encyclical appears in a passage in the Admonitions of St. Francis which reads: “Let us all, brothers, consider the Good Shepherd who to save His sheep bore the suffering of the Cross” (Admonitions, 6, 1: FF155).

Click here to read the new encyclical on the Vatican website (multiple languages)