Vatican City, Sep 16, 2020 / 07:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis will release his new encyclical Oct. 4, the Vatican announced Wednesday.
The Holy See press office said Sept. 16 that the encyclical Fratelli tutti, on fraternity and social friendship, would be issued at noon Rome time on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Vatican announced earlier this month that Pope Francis would sign the third encyclical of his pontificate during a visit to Assisi on Oct. 3.
Pope Francis will offer a Mass at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi privately at 3 p.m. before signing the encyclical, the Holy See press office said Sept. 5.
In an article published on the front page of the Sept. 17 edition of L’Osservatore Romano, Andrea Tornielli addressed a debate over whether the encyclical’s title, which means “All brothers” in Italian, excludes women.