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In times of war and division, how might Pope Francis' call for a "culture of encounter" help to transform the global agenda?
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I have frequently called for the growth of a culture of encounter capable of transcending our differences and divisions... a society where differences coexist, complementing, enriching and reciprocally illuminating one another, even amid disagreements and reservations. 

-- Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, 2020