Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Fratelli Tuuti - 4

Fratelli Tuuti - 

Chapter 3 continues to affirm that we have the right to live with dignity and it cannot be denied to anyone, and since rights have no borders, no one can remain excluded, regardless of where they are born.

In this perspective Pope Francis calls us to consider “an ethics of international relations,”  because every country also belongs to foreigners and the goods of the territory cannot be denied to those who are in need and come from another place. Thus, the natural right to private property will be secondary to the principal of the universal destination of created goods. The Encyclical also places specific emphasis on the issue of foreign debt: subject to the principal that it must be paid, it is hoped nonetheless that this does not compromise the growth and subsistence of the poorest countries.