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Title: Amici Tutti?
Subtitle: Pope Francis and the Rhetoric of Interreligious Friendship
Author(s): WELLE, Jason
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 32    Issue: 2   Date: 2022   
Pages: 155-174
DOI: 10.2143/SID.32.2.3291407

Abstract :
This article examines two different categories of human relationships in Pope Francis’s discourse: fraternity and friendship. The central question is simple: what is the difference between calling someone a 'brother' and calling someone a 'friend'? By extension, should Christians think about their relationships with non-Christians as oriented toward fraternity, toward friendship, or both? This article will examine three sets of data: first, the speeches and homilies of Pope Francis at ecumenical and interreligious encounters; second, the Document on Human Fraternity; third and finally, the encyclical Fratelli Tutti, suggesting certain hypotheses about why Pope Francis in recent years has preferred 'brotherhood' in his discussion of interreligious relationships, particularly with Muslims.

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