In the second part of his interview with Jan Regner SJ about Fratelli tutti, James Hanvey SJ reflects on the rise of populism. In many countries today, populism is growing, and the truth is being misused to the benefit of politicians. How can we reflect on this from the perspective of Pope Francis’ new letter?
James Hanvey SJ, the Society of Jesus’s Secretary for the Service of the Faith, recently spoke at length about Pope Francis’ latest encyclical to Jan Regner SJ, Editor of the Czech Jesuit review, Jezuité.
In many ways, the main themes Fratelli Tutti are recognisable to anyone who is familiar with Catholic Social Teaching. But what is different is the way in which the letter not only presents arguments and ideas for us to think about, it also invites us into an affective, reflective and imaginative relationship with its themes.
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