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Fr Bruce Duncan CSsR

22 Oct 20: What future for humanity? Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti

The Australian Cardijn Institute and Social Policy Connections hosted a webinar to discuss Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli tutti (Brothers and Sisters All) on Thursday 22 October 2020.

Fr Bruce Duncan offered an appraisal of the new encyclical, with Danusia Kaska responding and considering what it means for us in Australia.

Fr Bruce has taught about the history of Catholic social thought and movements at Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne for many years, and is Director of the ecumenical social advocacy network Social Policy Connections.

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He will talk about the significance of Fratelli tutti since the coronavirus has severely damaged economies everywhere, and why it is now even more urgent to build a better future. What is so different in the new encyclical to what the Pope said in Laudato Si’ in 2015?

Danusia Kaska works for Xavier Social Justice Network Coordinator at Xavier College, Melbourne, and is a member of the SPC board.