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JUST IN: Now Online Is Vatican’s New Website Dedicated to ‘Fratelli Tutti’

Created by Dicastery for Promoting Integral Development with collaboration of the Dicastery for Communication, site currently in three languages

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Now online is the Vatican’s website on Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Fratelli Tutti.

Promoted by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and communicated in an announcement today, the site can be visited at www.fratellitutti.va or by entering the Dicastery’s homepage, www.humandevelopment.va.

Created with the collaboration of the Dicastery for Communication, the site, in English, Spanish and Italian, «aims to spread the message about the fraternity and social friendship of the Encyclical in a capillary way, deepening and making known all the aspects proper to the text and the magisterium of the Holy Father in this sense,» explained the press release.

Noting the page is «intuitive and quick to consult,» the Dicastery says it contains numerous resources in other languages, including French, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese.

On the homepage, there is a menu in orange, like the actual printed Encyclical, which is divided into the following constantly updated sections:

  • «Fratelli tutti” with a general introduction;
  • «The Encyclical», where it is possible to download the text in the available languages and to review the video of the presentation conference of 4 October, held in the New Hall of the Synod in the Vatican;
  • «Reflections», which includes comments and analysis from the Superiors of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, from representatives of local Churches, international organizations and other networks and actors; as well as international experts;
  • «News», in which articles, videos and interviews related to Fratelli tutti are presented;
  • «Resources», which gathers infographics and other material for in-depth study and reflection, such as the “Prayer to the Creator” expressly composed for the Encyclical.

Finally, the pages contain a toolbox with images to promote the website on social media, and at the bottom of every page, there is a link to Twitter for direct sharing of the sections of interest.

An important “window” adapted into the design style of this website has been included in the «News» section, as a direct link to the latest “Vatican News” articles related to the Encyclical.

Work is underway to expand the languages in which the various contents will be available, as well as a section that collects the Encyclical’s infographics and presentation videos, already visible on the Dicastery YouTube Channel on the Fratelli tutti Playlist.

A space called “Initiatives” is also being created with the material and contributions coming from local Churches, organizations, networks, and communities, religious and not, aimed at implementing the message contained in Fratelli tutti.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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