“Fratelli Tutti,” Pope’s Francis’ 92-page encyclical letter on social friendship and hope in society, is the topic of an online Zoom class set to begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Members of St. Ignatius Parish in Southeast Portland are guiding the sessions.

In his encyclical, Pope Francis reviews what he characterizes as the symptoms of an unhealthy society. His meditation on the Parable of the Good Samaritan leads to an examination of the question, “Who is my neighbor?” Pope Francis suggests respectful dialogue and proposes that the world answer with “a new vision of fraternity and social friendship.” He says that “everyone has a fundamental role to play” in writing “a new page of history, a page full of hope.”

The discussion will be led by Matthew Pearl and Richard Silva on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. every two weeks for eight weeks.

Those who want to register should send name and e-mail address to mjmpearl@aol.com and include a note if they have never used Zoom before and need help. A free copy of the software is available at us02web.zoom.us.

Participants also should Download a free copy of the pdf version of Fratelli Tutti at go.sentinel.org/2U8wUkn or purchase a printed copy from the US Conference of Bishops for $13.95 at go.sentinel.org/2UcX8SR.

Participants are asked to read the introduction and the first chapter “Dark Clouds Over a Closed World” before the first meeting.