Revisiting Fratelli Tutti
Gerry Whelan SJ, is Director of the Department of Fundamental Theology in the Gregorian University in Rome. He recently had cause to revisit the Pope’s encyclical Fratelli Tutti.
The encyclical was not one of his favourites from Pope Francis but this time he found that the Pope’s unique take on the signs of the times has grown on him.
In this, part four of his interview from Rome with Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications Gerry Whelan outlines what new insights he has gained from the re-readings. He addresses in particular, Pope Francis’ views on populism and the need for social friendship ( a preferable translation of Fratelli Tutti) in different levels of society, especially the inter-faith level.