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Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations


Laudato Si’ (24 May 2015)

Lumen Fidei (29 June 2013)

Apostolic Exhortations

Amoris Laetitia: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family (19 March 2016)

Evangelii Gaudium: Apostolic Exhortation on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World (24 November 2013)


Caritas in Veritate (29 June 2009)

Spe Salvi (30 November 2007)

Deus Caritas Est (25 December 2005)

Apostolic Exhortations

Ecclesia in Medio Oriente: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness (14 September 2012)

Africae Munus: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice and Peace (19 November 2011)

Verbum Domini: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church (30 September 2010)

Sacramentum Caritatis: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church’s Life and Mission (22 February 2007)


Ecclesia de Eucharistia (On the Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church, 17 April 2003)

Fides et Ratio (On the Relationship Between Faith and Reason, 14 September 1998)

Ut Unum Sint (On Commitment to Ecumenism, 25 May 1995)

Evangelium Vitae (On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life, 25 March 1995)

Veritatis Splendor (The Splendour of Truth, 6 August 1993)

Centesimus Annus (On the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum, 1 May 1991)

Redemptoris Missio (On the permanent validity of the Church’s missionary mandate, 7 December 1990)

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (For the twentieth anniversary of Populorum Progressio, 30 December 1987)

Redemptoris Mater (On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Pilgrim Church, 25 March 1987)

Dominum et vivificantem(On the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World, 18 May 1986)

Slavorum Apostoli (2 June 1985)

Laborem Exercens (On Human Work, 14 September 1981)

Dives in Misericordia(30 November 1980)

Redemptor Hominis (4 March 1979)