Fratelli tutti–Clerical dimensions of (planetary) health
Florian Fischer 1 *
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1 Institute of Public Health, Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY* Corresponding Author


On October 3, 2020, Pope Francis released his encyclical Fratelli tutti in Assisi. It describes a “new vision of fraternity and social friendship” (article 6). However, it is also a paradigm for planetary health. This contribution points to some aspects described in the encyclical and connects the visions on humanity and nature to the overall aims of planetary health. It shows that great and strong actions are needed to counteract the challenges caused by COVID-19 and the Anthropocene. Fratelli tutti is an example that clergy has the potential to initiate transformations by shaping new meanings and dictums related to planetary health.


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Article Type: Review Article

EUR J ENV PUBLIC HLT, 2023, Volume 7, Issue 3, Article No: em0137

Publication date: 01 Jul 2023

Online publication date: 10 Mar 2023

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