Pope Francis addresses worshipers from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's Square on September 6, 2020 in The Vatican, during the weekly Angelus prayer within the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP)
Pope Francis will travel to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another.The Vatican press office, confirming the pope’s trip, said the document will be titled "Fratelli Tutti" in Italian. In English, the phrase could be translated as "Brothers and Sisters All," but apparently it is inspired by what is known as St. Francis of Assisi's "sixth admonition" to the friars, all of whom were men.Conventual Franciscan Father Mauro Gambetti, custodian of the Assisi convent, said the document "will indicate to the world a style for the future and will give the church and people of goodwill the responsibility for building it together.""The pope is clearly inspired by Francis of Assisi who, in following Jesus, recognized in fraternity, lived under the sign of mutual and loving service, the horizon of a fulfilled and happy humanity," Father Gambetti added.Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive at the Assisi convent at 3 p.m. to celebrate Mass at the tomb of St. Francis and sign the document.