From Crux Now:
As Pope Francis is set to release an encyclical letter on human fraternity, one of his top aides insists the pope’s vision has nothing to do with fevered alarms among some critics that it’s about one-world government and watering down religious differences to create a syncretistic mish-mash.
“It’s absolutely not about naively, or disingenuously, marching towards that idea,” said Spanish Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. “This isn’t about promoting some movements in the world that think in globalist terms about a ‘universal fraternity,’” Ayuso told Crux. “It’s nothing more than creating a space in which one’s identity can be affirmed by others, where understanding of the other can be developed and promoted, and where there’s sincerity of intention.”
Prominent Catholic women across the globe are continuing to raise objections to the title of Pope Francis’ forthcoming new encyclical, “Fratelli tutti,” which uses the Italian masculine plural to address the world’s population. Francis’ encyclical, expected to focus on issues of solidarity and human friendship as the world continues to face the coronavirus pandemic, is set to be released Oct. 4. The title for the document is taken from one of St. Francis of Assisi’s writings to the early members of his order, whom he addressed in Latin as his brothers.