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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