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Encyclicals (340)AuthorDateDescending
Lumen Fidei / The Light of Faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On faith

 faith 

Pope Francis2013.06.29
Caritas in Veritate / Charity in Truth English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On integral human development in charity and truth

 social 

Pope Benedict XVI2009.06.29
Spe Salvi / Saved in Hope English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On Christian hope

 hope 

Pope Benedict XVI2007.11.30
Deus caritas est / God is Love English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On Christian love

 love 

Pope Benedict XVI2005.12.25
Ecclesia de Eucharistia / The Eucharist from the Church English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Eucharist in Its relationship to the Church

 ecclesiology   Eucharist 

Saint Pope John Paul II2003.04.17
Fides et ratio / Faith and Reason English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the relationship between faith and reason

 doctrine   reason 

Saint Pope John Paul II1998.09.14
Ut unum sint / That They Be One English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On commitment to ecumenism

 ecclesiology   ecumenism 

Saint Pope John Paul II1995.05.25
Evangelium vitæ / The Gospel of Life English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the value and inviolability of human life

 bioethics   pro-life 

Saint Pope John Paul II1995.03.25
Veritatis splendor / The Splendour of Truth English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On certain fundamental questions of the Church's moral teaching

 bioethics 

Saint Pope John Paul II1993.08.06
Centesimus annus / Hundred Years English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
For the 100th anniversary of Rerum Novarum

 social 

Saint Pope John Paul II1991.05.01
Redemptoris Missio / The Mission of the Redeemer English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate

 Holy Spirit   mission 

Saint Pope John Paul II1990.12.07
Sollicitudo rei socialis / The Social Concern of the Church English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
for the 20th anniversary of Popularum Progressio

 social 

Saint Pope John Paul II1987.12.30
Redemptoris Mater / The Mother of the Redeemer English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
Proclaiming the Marian Year

 Mary 

Saint Pope John Paul II1987.03.25
Dominum et vivificantem / The Lord the Giver of Life English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and the world

 Holy Spirit 

Saint Pope John Paul II1986.05.18
Slavorum apostoli / The Apostles of the Slavs English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
For the 11th centenary of the evangelizing work of Sts. Cyril and Methodius

 saint 

Saint Pope John Paul II1985.06.02
Laborem exercens English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On human work, for the 90th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum

 social 

Saint Pope John Paul II1981.09.14
Dives in Misericordia / Rich in Mercy English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On Divine Mercy

 love   Sacred Heart 

Saint Pope John Paul II1980.11.30
Redemptor hominis / The Redeemer of Man English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the pilgrim Church

 ecclesiology   Mary 

Saint Pope John Paul II1979.03.04
Humanæ vitæ / Human Life English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the regulation of birth

 bioethics   social 

Blessed Pope Paul VI1968.07.25
Sacerdotalis Cælibatus / Priestly Celibacy English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the celibacy of the priest

 priest 

Blessed Pope Paul VI1967.06.24
Populorum progressio / The Development of Peoples English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the development of peoples

 social 

Blessed Pope Paul VI1967.03.26
Christi Matri / Mother of Christ English Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On prayers for peace during October

 Mary   peace 

Blessed Pope Paul VI1966.09.15
Mysterium fidei / The Mystery of Faith English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the Holy Eucharist

 Eucharist   Mass 

Blessed Pope Paul VI1965.09.03
Mense maio / The Month of May English Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On prayers during May for preservation of peace

 Mary   peace 

Blessed Pope Paul VI1965.04.29
Ecclesiam suam English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the Church

 ecclesiology 

Blessed Pope Paul VI1964.08.06
Pacem in terris / Peace on Earth English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On establishing universal peace in truth, justice, charity, and liberty

 peace   social 

Saint Pope John XXIII1963.04.11
Pænitentiam agere / Doing Penance English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the need for the practice of interior and exterior penance

 fasting   penance 

Saint Pope John XXIII1962.07.01
Æterna Dei sapientia / God’s Eternal Wisdom English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
For the 15th centenary of the death of St. Leo I: The See of Peter as the centre of Christian unity

 saint 

Saint Pope John XXIII1961.11.11
Mater et Magistra / Mother and Teacher English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On Christianity and social progress

 social 

Saint Pope John XXIII1961.05.15
Princeps pastorum / The Prince of the Shepherds English Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the missions, native clergy and lay participation

 mission 

Saint Pope John XXIII1959.11.28
Grata recordatio / Plesant Recollections English Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the rosary: prayer for the Church, missions, international and social problems

 rosary   social 

Saint Pope John XXIII1959.09.26
Sacerdotii nostri primordia / First Days of Our Priesthood English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On St. John Vianney

 priest   saint 

Saint Pope John XXIII1959.08.01
Ad Petri Cathedram / To the Chair of Peter English Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On promoting under the impulse of charity, truth, unity and peace

 doctrine 

Saint Pope John XXIII1959.06.29
Meminisse iuvat English Italiano (Italian)
On prayers for the persecuted Church

 peace 

Pope Pius XII1958.07.14
Ad Apostolorum Principis / At the Tomb of the Prince of the Apostles / 《宗徒之長》通諭 English Italiano (Italian)
On communism and the Church in China

 China   communism 

Pope Pius XII1958.06.29
Miranda prorsus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On cinemas, radios and televisions

 communication   radio   television 

Pope Pius XII1957.09.08
Pilgrimage to Lourdes / Le Pèlerinage de Lourdes English Italiano (Italian)
On warning against materialism on the centenary of the apparitions of Lourdes

 Lourdes   Mary 

Pope Pius XII1957.07.02
Invicti athletæ English Italiano (Italian)
On St. Andrew Bobola

 saint 

Pope Pius XII1957.05.16
Fidei donum English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)
On the present condition of the Catholic missions, especially in Africa

 Africa   mission 

Pope Pius XII1957.04.21
Datis nuperrime English Italiano (Italian)
On lamenting the sorrowful events in Hungary and condemning the ruthless use of force

 Hungary   peace 

Pope Pius XII1956.11.05
Lætamur admodum English Italiano (Italian)
On renewing exhortation for prayers for peace for Poland, Hungary and the Middle East

 Hungary   peace   Poland 

Pope Pius XII1956.11.01
Luctuosissimi eventus / Sorrowful Events English Italiano (Italian)
On urging public prayers for peace and freedom for the people of Hungary

 Hungary   peace 

Pope Pius XII1956.10.28
Haurietis aquas English Italiano (Italian)
On the devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 Sacred Heart 

Pope Pius XII1956.05.15
Musicæ sacræ / Sacred Music English Italiano (Italian)
On sacred music

 liturgy   music 

Pope Pius XII1955.12.25
Ad Cæli Reginam / To the Queen of Heaven English Italiano (Italian)
On proclaiming the Queenship of Mary

 Mary 

Pope Pius XII1954.10.11
Ad Sinarum gentem / To the Chinese People / 《致中華人民》通諭 English Italiano (Italian)
On the supranationality of the Church, sufferings of the Church in China

 China 

Pope Pius XII1954.10.07
Ecclesiæ fastos English Italiano (Italian)
For the 12th centenary of St. Boniface

 saint 

Pope Pius XII1954.06.05
Sacra virginitas / Holy Virginity English Italiano (Italian)
On consecrated virginity

 priest   religious 

Pope Pius XII1954.03.25
Fulgens corona / The Radiant Crown English Italiano (Italian)
On proclaiming a Marian Year to commemorate the centenary of the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception

 jubilee   Mary 

Pope Pius XII1953.09.08
Doctor mellifluus English Italiano (Italian)
On the 12th centenary of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the last of the Fathers

 saint 

Pope Pius XII1953.05.24
Orientales Ecclesias English Italiano (Italian)
On the condition of the Eastern Churches

 Eastern Churches 

Pope Pius XII1952.12.15
Ingruentium malorum English Italiano (Italian)
On reciting the rosary

 Mary   rosary 

Pope Pius XII1951.09.15
Sempiternus Rex Christus / Christ the Eternal King English Italiano (Italian)
For the 15th centenary of the Council of Chalcedon
Pope Pius XII1951.09.08
Evangelii præcones English Italiano (Italian)
On promotion of Catholic missions

 mission 

Pope Pius XII1951.06.02
Mirabile illud / Admirable Prodigy English Italiano (Italian)
On the crusade of prayer for peace

 peace 

Pope Pius XII1950.12.06
Humani generis English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On some false opinions threatening to undermine the foundations of Catholic doctrine

 Bible   doctrine   evolution 

Pope Pius XII1950.08.12
Summi mæroris English Italiano (Italian)
On public prayers for peace

 peace 

Pope Pius XII1950.07.19
Anni Sacri / The Holy Year English Italiano (Italian)
On a program for combatting atheistic propaganda throughout the World

 doctrine 

Pope Pius XII1950.03.12
Redemptoris nostri cruciatus / Passion of Our Redeemer English Italiano (Italian)
On the holy place of Palestine

 peace 

Pope Pius XII1949.04.15
In multiplicibus curis English Italiano (Italian)
On prayers for peace in Palestine

 peace 

Pope Pius XII1948.10.24
Auspicia quædam English Italiano (Italian)
On public prayers for world peace and solution of the problem of Palestine

 peace 

Pope Pius XII1948.05.01
Optatissima pax English Italiano (Italian)
Prescribing public prayers for social and world peace

 peace 

Pope Pius XII1947.12.18
Mediator Dei / Mediator between God and Men English Italiano (Italian)
On the Sacred Liturgy

 calendar   divine office   Eucharist   liturgy 

Pope Pius XII1947.11.20
Fulgens radiatur English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the 14th centenary of the most holy death of St. Benedict

 saint 

Pope Pius XII1947.03.21
Deiparæ Virginis Mariæ / Blessed Virgin Mary English Italiano (Italian)
On the possibility of defining the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a dogma of faith

 Assumption   Mary 

Pope Pius XII1946.05.01
Quemadmodum English Italiano (Italian)
On assuming more eagerly at the present time the care of needy children

 children 

Pope Pius XII1946.01.06
Orientales omnes Ecclesias / All the Eastern Churches English Italiano (Italian)
On the 350th anniversary of the reunion of the Ruthenian Church with the Apostolic See

 Eastern Churches   Ruthenian Church 

Pope Pius XII1945.12.23
Communium interpretes dolorum / Interpreter of the Universal Anguish English Italiano (Italian)
Appealing for prayers for peace during May

 peace 

Pope Pius XII1945.04.15
Orientalis Ecclesiæ / Eastern Church English Italiano (Italian)
On the 15th centenary of St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria

 saint 

Pope Pius XII1944.04.09
Divino afflante Spiritu / Inspired by the Divine Spirit English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On promoting Biblical studies, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Providentissimus Deus

 Bible 

Pope Pius XII1943.09.30
Mystici Corporis Christi / Mystical Body of Christ English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Mystical Body of Christ

 doctrine   ecclesiology 

Pope Pius XII1943.06.29
Sæculo exeunte octavo / Eighth Centenary English Italiano (Italian)
On the 8th centenary of the independence of Portugal

 Portugal 

Pope Pius XII1940.06.13
Sertum lætitiæ English Italiano (Italian)
On the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the hierarchy in the United States

 USA 

Pope Pius XII1939.11.01
Summi pontificatus / Supreme Pontiff English
On the unity of human society

 peace   Sacred Heart 

Pope Pius XII1939.10.20
Ingravescentibus malis English
On the rosary

 Mary   rosary 

Pope Pius XI1937.09.29
Nos Es Muy Conocida English
On the religious situation in Mexico

 Mexico 

Pope Pius XI1937.03.28
Divini Redemptoris English français (French)
On atheistic communism

 communism 

Pope Pius XI1937.03.19
Mit Brennender Sorge English Italiano (Italian)
On Nazism, the Church and the German Reich

 communism   Germany   social 

Pope Pius XI1937.03.14
Vigilanti cura English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On motion pictures

 communication   movie 

Pope Pius XI1936.06.29
Ad Catholici sacerdotii English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Catholic priesthood

 priest 

Pope Pius XI1935.12.20
Dilectissima nobis English
On the oppression of the Church of Spain

 Spain 

Pope Pius XI1933.06.03
Acerba Animi English
On the persecution of the Church in Mexico

 Mexico 

Pope Pius XI1932.09.29
Caritate Christi compulsi English
On the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 Sacred Heart 

Pope Pius XI1932.05.03
Lux veritatis English
For the 15th centenary of the Council of Ephesus
Pope Pius XI1931.12.25
Nova impendet English
On the economic crisis

 economy 

Pope Pius XI1931.10.02
Non Abbiamo Bisogno English
On Catholic Action in Italy, fascism

 Italy 

Pope Pius XI1931.06.29
Quadragesimo Anno English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)
On Reconstruction of the Social Order, for the 40th anniversary of Rerum Novarum

 social 

Pope Pius XI1931.05.15
Casti connubii English español (Spanish) français (French)
On Christian marriage

 marriage 

Pope Pius XI1930.12.31
Ad salutem English
On the 15th centenary of St. Augustine

 saint 

Pope Pius XI1930.04.30
Divini illius magistri English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On Christian education of youth

 education 

Pope Pius XI1929.12.31
Quinquagesimo ante English
Sacerdotal jubilee
Pope Pius XI1929.12.23
Mens Nostra English español (Spanish)
On the promotion of the spiritual exercises

 spiritual 

Pope Pius XI1929.12.20
Rerum orientalium English
On the reunion with the Eastern Churches

 Eastern Churches 

Pope Pius XI1928.09.08
Miserentissimus Redemptor English español (Spanish)
On reparation to the Sacred Heart

 Sacred Heart 

Pope Pius XI1928.05.08
Mortalium animos English français (French)
Promoting true religious unity

 ecumenism 

Pope Pius XI1928.01.06
Iniquis afflictisque English
On the persecution of the Church in Mexico

 Mexico 

Pope Pius XI1926.11.18
Rite Expiatis English
For the 7th centenary of the death of St. Francis de Assisi

 saint 

Pope Pius XI1926.04.30
Rerum Ecclesiæ English
On Catholic Missions

 mission 

Pope Pius XI1926.02.28
Quas Primas English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Feast of Christ the King

 calendar   Sacred Heart 

Pope Pius XI1925.12.11
Maximam gravissimamque English
On French diocesan associations

 France 

Pope Pius XI1924.01.18
Ecclesiam Dei English
For the 3rd centenary of the death of St. Josaphat

 saint 

Pope Pius XI1923.11.12
Studiorum ducem English Italiano (Italian)
For the 6th centenary of the canonization of St. Thomas Aquinas

 saint 

Pope Pius XI1923.06.29
Rerum omnium perturbationem English
Declaring St. Francis de Sales as Patron of Writers, on the 3rd centenary of his death

 saint 

Pope Pius XI1923.01.26
Ubi Arcano English
On the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ

 social 

Pope Pius XI1922.12.23
Fausto appetente die English français (French)
For the 7th centenary of the death of St. Dominic

 saint 

Pope Benedict XV1921.06.29
In præclara summorum English français (French)
On the 6th centenary of the death of Dante

 poetry 

Pope Benedict XV1921.04.30
Sacra Propediem English
On the 7th centenary of the Third Order of St. Francis

 saint 

Pope Benedict XV1921.01.06
Annus iam plenus English
Appealing for help for the child war victims of Central Europe

 Europe 

Pope Benedict XV1920.12.01
Principi Apostolorum Petro English
On conferring upon St. Ephrem the Syrian the honour of Doctor of the Church

 saint 

Pope Benedict XV1920.10.05
Spiritus Paraclitus English español (Spanish)
For the 15th centenary of the Death of St. Jerome

 Bible   Holy Spirit   saint 

Pope Benedict XV1920.09.15
Pacem Dei English español (Spanish)
On Peace and Christian Reconciliation

 peace 

Pope Benedict XV1920.05.23
Paterno iam diu English
Appealing for help to the children of Central Europe

 Europe 

Pope Benedict XV1919.11.24
In hac tanta English
For the 12th centenary of the union of Germany with the Apostolic See due to St. Boniface

 Germany   saint 

Pope Benedict XV1919.05.14
Quod iam diu English Italiano (Italian)
On the Future Peace Conference

 peace 

Pope Benedict XV1918.12.01
Humani generis redemptionem English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On Preaching the Word of God

 preaching 

Pope Benedict XV1917.06.15
Ad beatissimi Apostolorum Principis English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
Appealing for peace

 peace 

Pope Benedict XV1914.11.01
Singulari quadam English
On labour organizations

 Germany   labour 

Saint Pope Pius X1912.09.24
Lacrimabili Statu English
On the conditions of Indians of South America

 South America 

Saint Pope Pius X1912.06.07
Iamdudum English
On the Law of Separation in Portugal

 Portugal   state 

Saint Pope Pius X1911.05.24
Editæ Sæpe English
For the 3rd centenary of St. Charles Borromeo

 saint 

Saint Pope Pius X1910.05.26
Communium Rerum English
For the 8th centenary of the death of St. Anselm of Aosta

 saint 

Saint Pope Pius X1909.04.21
Pascendi Dominici gregis English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
Condemning doctrines of Modernism

 Bible   modernism 

Saint Pope Pius X1907.09.08
Une fois encore English français (French)
On the separation of Church and State in France

 France   state 

Saint Pope Pius X1907.01.06
Gravissimo officii munere English
Forbidding Associations culturelles

 France 

Saint Pope Pius X1906.08.10
Pieni L’Animo English
On the clergy in Italy

 Italy 

Saint Pope Pius X1906.07.28
Tribus circiter annis English
Condemning the Mariavites of Mystic Priests of Poland

 Poland 

Saint Pope Pius X1906.04.05
Vehementer nos English français (French)
On the French Law of Separation

 France   state 

Saint Pope Pius X1906.02.11
Il Fermo Proposito English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On Catholic Action in Italy

 Italy 

Saint Pope Pius X1905.06.11
Acerbo nimis English français (French)
On Teaching Christian Doctrine

 catechesis   education 

Saint Pope Pius X1905.04.15
Iucunda Sane English français (French)
For the 13th centenary of the death of Pope Gregory the Great

 saint 

Saint Pope Pius X1904.03.12
Ad diem illum lætissimum English français (French)
For the 50th anniverary of the definition of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception

 Mary 

Saint Pope Pius X1904.02.02
E supremi apostolatus cathedra English français (French)
On the restoration of all things in Christ
Saint Pope Pius X1903.10.04
Dum multa English
On marriage legislation

 marriage 

Pope Leo XIII1902.12.24
Fin dal Principio English
On the education of clergy

 priest 

Pope Leo XIII1902.12.08
Quæ ad nos English
On the Church in Bohemia and Moravia

 Czech Republic 

Pope Leo XIII1902.11.22
Miræ caritatis English
On the Holy Eucharist

 Eucharist 

Pope Leo XIII1902.05.28
Quod votis English
On the proposed Catholic university

 education 

Pope Leo XIII1902.04.30
In amplissimo English
On the Church in the United States

 USA 

Pope Leo XIII1902.04.15
Urbanitatis veteris English
On the foundation of a seminary in Athens

 Greece 

Pope Leo XIII1901.11.20
Reputantibus English
On the language question in Bohemia

 Czech Republic 

Pope Leo XIII1901.08.20
Gravissimas English
On religious orders in Portugal

 Portugal 

Pope Leo XIII1901.05.16
Graves de communi Re English français (French)
On Christian democracy

 society 

Pope Leo XIII1901.01.18
Tametsi futura prospicientibus English
On Jesus Christ the Redeemer
Pope Leo XIII1900.11.01
Omnibus compertum English
On unity among the Greek Melkites

 Eastern Churches   Greek-Melkite Church 

Pope Leo XIII1900.07.21
Paternæ English
On the education of clergy

 priest 

Pope Leo XIII1899.09.18
Depuis le jour English français (French)
On the education of the clergy

 priest 

Pope Leo XIII1899.09.08
Annum sacrum English
On consecration to the Sacred Heart

 Sacred Heart 

Pope Leo XIII1899.05.25
Quum diuturnum English
On the Latin American Bishops' Plenary Council

 South America 

Pope Leo XIII1898.12.25
Diuturni temporis English
On the rosary

 rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1898.09.05
Quam religiosa English
On civil marriage law

 marriage   Peru 

Pope Leo XIII1898.08.16
Sæpe Numero / Spesse Volte English
On the suppression of Catholic institutions

 Italy 

Pope Leo XIII1898.08.05
Caritatis studium English
On the Church in Scotland

 Scotland 

Pope Leo XIII1898.07.25
Affari vos English
On the Manitoba school question

 Canada 

Pope Leo XIII1897.12.18
Augustissimæ Virginis Mariæ English
On the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary

 association   rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1897.09.12
Militantis Ecclesiæ English
For the 3rd centenary of the death of St. Peter Canisius

 saint 

Pope Leo XIII1897.08.01
Divinum Illud munus English español (Spanish)
On the Holy Spirit

 Holy Spirit 

Pope Leo XIII1897.05.09
Fidentem piumque animum English
On the rosary

 Mary   rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1896.09.20
Satis cognitum English español (Spanish)
On the unity of the Church

 ecclesiology 

Pope Leo XIII1896.06.29
Insignes English
On the Hungarian millennium

 Hungary 

Pope Leo XIII1896.05.01
Adiutricem English
On the rosary

 Mary   rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1895.09.05
Permoti nos English
On social conditions in Belgium

 Belgium 

Pope Leo XIII1895.07.10
Longinqua English
On Catholicism in the United States

 USA 

Pope Leo XIII1895.01.06
Christi Nomen English
On propagation of the faith and Eastern Churches

 Eastern Churches   mission 

Pope Leo XIII1894.12.24
Orientalium Dignitas English
On the Churches of the East

 Eastern Churches 

Pope Leo XIII1894.11.30
Iucunda semper expectatione English
On the rosary

 rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1894.09.08
Litteras a vobis English
On clergy in Brazil

 Brazil 

Pope Leo XIII1894.07.02
Inter Graves English
On the Church in Peru

 Peru 

Pope Leo XIII1894.05.01
Caritatis providentiæque English
On the Church in Poland

 Poland 

Pope Leo XIII1894.03.19
Providentissimus Deus English español (Spanish) français (French)
On the study of Holy Scriptures

 Bible 

Pope Leo XIII1893.11.18
Non mediocri English
On the Spanish College in Rome

 Spain 

Pope Leo XIII1893.10.25
Lætitiæ sanctæ English
Commending devotion to the rosary

 Mary   rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1893.09.08
Constanti Hungarorum English
On the Church in Hungary

 Hungary 

Pope Leo XIII1893.09.02
Ad extremas English
On seminaries for native clergy

 India   mission   seminary 

Pope Leo XIII1893.06.24
Custodi di quella Fede English
On freemasonry

 freemasonry 

Pope Leo XIII1892.12.08
Inimica vis English
On freemasonry

 freemasonry 

Pope Leo XIII1892.12.08
Magnæ dei Matris English
On the rosary

 Mary   rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1892.09.08
Quarto abeunte sæculo English
On the Columbus quadricentennial

 mission 

Pope Leo XIII1892.07.16
Inter gravissimas / Au milieu des sollicitudes English
On the Church and State in France

 France   state 

Pope Leo XIII1892.02.16
Octobri mense English
On the rosary

 rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1891.09.22
Pastoralis officii English
On the morality of dueling
Pope Leo XIII1891.09.12
Pastoralis English
On religious union

 Portugal 

Pope Leo XIII1891.07.25
Rerum novarum English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On capital and labour

 labour   social 

Pope Leo XIII1891.05.15
In Ipso English
On episcopal reunions in Austria

 Austria 

Pope Leo XIII1891.03.03
Catholicæ Ecclesiæ English
On slavery in the missions

 mission   slavery 

Pope Leo XIII1890.11.20
Ab Apostolici solii / Dall’alto dell’Apostolico seggio English
On freemasonry in Italy

 freemasonry   Italy 

Pope Leo XIII1890.10.15
Sapientiæ Christianæ English français (French)
On Christians as citizens

 social   society 

Pope Leo XIII1890.01.10
Quamquam pluries English español (Spanish)
On devotion to St. Joseph

 St. Joseph 

Pope Leo XIII1889.08.15
Magni nobis English Italiano (Italian)
On the Catholic University of America

 USA 

Pope Leo XIII1889.03.07
Exeunte iam anno English Italiano (Italian)
On the right ordering of Christian life

 moral   society 

Pope Leo XIII1888.12.25
Etsi cunctas English Italiano (Italian)
On the Church in Ireland

 Ireland 

Pope Leo XIII1888.12.21
Quam Ærumnosa English Italiano (Italian)
On Italian immigrants

 USA 

Pope Leo XIII1888.12.10
Paterna caritas English Italiano (Italian)
On reunion with Rome of the Armenian Church

 Armenian Church   Eastern Churches 

Pope Leo XIII1888.07.25
Sæpe nos English Italiano (Italian)
On boycotting in Ireland

 Ireland 

Pope Leo XIII1888.06.24
Libertas præstantissimum English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the nature of human liberty

 freedom 

Pope Leo XIII1888.06.20
In plurimis English Italiano (Italian)
On the abolition of slavery

 slavery 

Pope Leo XIII1888.05.05
Quod anniversarius English Italiano (Italian)
On His golden jubilee of priestly ordination
Pope Leo XIII1888.04.01
Officio sanctissimo English Italiano (Italian)
On the Church in Bavaria

 Germany 

Pope Leo XIII1887.12.22
Vi è Ben Noto English
On the rosary and public life

 Italy   rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1887.09.20
Pergrata nobis English Italiano (Italian)
On the Church in Portugal

 Portugal 

Pope Leo XIII1886.09.14
Quod multum English Italiano (Italian)
On the Liberty of the Church

 Hungary 

Pope Leo XIII1886.08.22
Iampridem nobis English Italiano (Italian)
On Catholicism in Germany

 Germany 

Pope Leo XIII1886.01.06
Quod auctoritate apostolica English Italiano (Italian)
Proclaiming the Extraordinary Jubilee of 1886

 jubilee 

Pope Leo XIII1885.12.22
Spectata Fides English Italiano (Italian)
On Christian education

 education 

Pope Leo XIII1885.11.27
Immortale Dei English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Christian constitution of States

 state 

Pope Leo XIII1885.11.01
Superiore anno English Italiano (Italian)
On the recitation of the rosary

 rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1884.08.30
Humanum genus English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On freemasonry

 freemasonry 

Pope Leo XIII1884.04.20
Nobilissima Gallorum gens English Italiano (Italian)
On the religious question in France

 France 

Pope Leo XIII1884.02.08
Supremi apostolatus officio English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On devotion of the rosary

 Mary   rosary 

Pope Leo XIII1883.09.01
Cum multa sint English Italiano (Italian)
On conditions in Spain

 Spain 

Pope Leo XIII1882.12.08
Auspicato concessum English Italiano (Italian)
For the 7th centenary of the birth of St. Francis of Assisi

 Assisi   saint 

Pope Leo XIII1882.09.17
Etsi nos English Italiano (Italian)
On conditions in Italy

 Italy 

Pope Leo XIII1882.02.15
Licet Multa English Italiano (Italian)
On Catholics in Belgium

 Belgium 

Pope Leo XIII1881.08.03
Diuturnum illud English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the origin of civil power

 state 

Pope Leo XIII1881.06.29
Sancta Dei civitas English Italiano (Italian)
On mission societies

 mission 

Pope Leo XIII1880.12.03
Grande munus English Italiano (Italian)
Adding the liturgical feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius to the Universal Calendar

 calendar   saint 

Pope Leo XIII1880.09.30
Arcanum divinæ English français (French) Italiano (Italian) Italiano (Italian)
On Christian marriage

 marriage 

Pope Leo XIII1880.02.10
Æterni Patris English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the restoration of Christian philosophy

 philosophy 

Pope Leo XIII1879.08.04
Quod apostolici English français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On socialism

 social   socialism 

Pope Leo XIII1878.12.28
Inscrutabili Dei consilio English Italiano (Italian)
On the evils of society

 society 

Pope Leo XIII1878.04.21
Quæ Patriarchatu
On the problems of the Chaldean Catholics

 Chaldean Church   Eastern Churches 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1876.09.01
Graves ac diuturnæ English
On the Church in Switzerland

 Switzerland 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1875.03.23
Quod numquam English
On the Church in Prussia, Kulturkampf

 Germany 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1875.02.05
Omnem sollicitudinem English
On the Greek-Ruthenian Rite

 Eastern Churches   Ruthenian Church 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1874.05.13
Vix dum a nobis English
On the Church in Austria

 Austria 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1874.03.07
In magnis illis
On the irregular consecratoin of Kaspar I. Rinkel as bishop of Harlem

 Netherlands 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1873.12.27
Etsi multa luctuosa English
On the Church in Italy, Germany and Switzerland

 Germany   Italy   Switzerland 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1873.11.21
Quartus supra vigesimum English
On the Church in Armenia

 Armenia   Armenian Church 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1873.01.06
Quæ In Patriarchatu English
On the Church in Chaldea

 Chaldean Church   Eastern Churches 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1872.11.16
Ordinem vestrum Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Lamenting that in some places the decisions of the First Vatican Council were opposed to

 Vatican I 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1871.10.27
Sæpe Venerabiles Fratres English
On thanksgiving for 25 years of pontificate
Blessed Pope Pius IX1871.08.05
Beneficia Dei English
On the 25th anniversary of his pontificate
Blessed Pope Pius IX1871.06.04
Ubi nos arcano Dei English
On Papal States

 Papal States 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1871.05.15
Respicientes ea omnia English
Protesting the taking of the Papal States

 Papal States 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1870.11.01
Quo impensiore Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Threat of excommunication to the Armenian Church

 Armenian Church   Eastern Churches 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1870.05.20
Apostolici ministerio
Naming an apostolic co-visitator for the Armenian Church

 Armenian Church   Eastern Churches 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1870.04.05
Multiplices inter
Reorganizing the ecclesiastical hierarchy in Ecuador

 Ecuador 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1870.03.23
Non sine gravísimo
To the patriarch of Constantinople on the situation of the Armenian Catholic Church

 Armenian Church   Eastern Churches 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1870.02.24
Iam vos omnes
Inviting the separated Christians of the Catholic Church to restore unity

 ecumenism 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1868.09.13
Arcano divinæ
To all the bishops of the world, exhorting them to attend the First Vatican Council

 Vatican I 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1868.09.08
Ex quo infensissimi
Concession of decorations to the Papal Military and the French auxiliary troops by its performance in the battle of Mentana
Blessed Pope Pius IX1867.11.14
Levate English
On the afflications of the Church

 Poland   Russia 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1867.10.27
Venerablis
On the Church in Russia

 Russia 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1867.10.17
Meridionali Americæ English
On the seminary for native clergy

 seminary   South America 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1865.09.30
Multiplices inter
Against the masonry

 freemasonry 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1865.09.25
Quanta cura English
Condemning current errors, accompanies the Syllabus of Errors

 heresy 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1864.12.08
Maximæ quidem
To bishops of Germany reunited in Bamberg

 Germany 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1864.08.18
Ubi urbaniano
Russian persecution of Cathonlics in Poland

 Poland 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1864.07.30
Multis gravissimis
Canonical norms to follow in the dioceses of Sicily

 Italy 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1864.01.28
Incredibili afflictamur English
To bishops of Bogota on persecution in New Granada

 Chile   Colombia 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1863.09.17
Quanto Conficiamur Mœrore English
On promotion of false doctrines

 doctrine 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1863.08.10
Maximæ quidem English
On the Church in Bavaria

 Germany 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1862.07.09
Amantissimus humani English
To bishops of the Eastern rite on the care of the churches

 Eastern Churches 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1862.04.08
Iamdum cernimus
On Italian revolutionaries

 Italy 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1861.03.18
Multis gravibusque
Denouncing the non-ratification of the concordat signed by the Grand Duke of Baden with the Holy See
Blessed Pope Pius IX1860.04.24
Novos et ante
Protesting Victor Emmanuel
Blessed Pope Pius IX1860.03.26
Nullius certe English
On the need for civil sovereignty
Blessed Pope Pius IX1860.01.19
Maximo animi
Protesting the occupation of Emilia by the troops of Victor Emmanuel II
Blessed Pope Pius IX1859.09.26
Qui Nuper English
On the Papal States

 Papal States 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1859.06.18
Ad gravissimum
On the necessity of the Holy See having temporal power
Blessed Pope Pius IX1859.06.18
Cum Sancta Mater Ecclesia English
Pleading for public prayer for the Papal States

 Papal States 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1859.04.27
Amantissimi Redemptoris English
On priests and the care of souls, the Mass and its fruits

 Mass   priest 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1858.05.03
Cum nuper English
To bishops of Sicily on care for clerics

 Italy   priest 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1858.01.20
Singulari quidem English
On the Church in Austria

 Austria 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1856.03.17
Optime noscitis English
On episcopal meetings

 Austria   bishop 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1855.11.05
Cum sæpeBlessed Pope Pius IX1855.07.26
Inter graves
On the commemoration of the Immaculate Conception on December 8

 calendar   Mary 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1854.11.01
Apostolicæ nostræ caritatis English
Urging prayers for peace

 peace 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1854.08.01
Optime noscitis English
On the proposed Catholic university for Ireland

 education   Ireland 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1854.03.20
Neminem vestrum English
To the clergy and faithful of Constantinople on the persecution of Armenians

 Armenia 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1854.02.02
Inter multiplices English
Pleading for unity of spirit

 France 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1853.03.21
Probe noscitis venerabiles English
On the discipline for clergy

 Spain 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1852.05.17
Nemo certe ignorat English
To bishops of Ireland on the discipline for clergy

 Ireland 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1852.03.25
Exultavit cor nostrum English Italiano (Italian)
On the effects of the Jubilee of 1852

 jubilee 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1851.11.21
Ex aliis nostris Italiano (Italian)
Conditions for obtaining indulgences in the extraordinary jubilee of 1852

 jubilee 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1851.11.21
Si semper antea
Thanking the European monarchs
Blessed Pope Pius IX1850.08.14
Nostis et Nobiscum English
On the Church in the Papal States, condemning attempts to undermine religion in Italy

 Italy   Papal States 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1849.12.08
Quibus quantisque
On the reestablishment of the Holy See in Rome

 Rome   Vatican City 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1849.08.12
Ubi primum English
On the Immaculate Conception

 Mary 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1849.02.02
Non semel
Against the attempts to proclaim the Republic of Rome

 Italy 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1848.06.23
Romani e quanti
On maintaining the public order and respecting the institutions
Blessed Pope Pius IX1848.03.14
Ubi primum English
To religious superiors on the discipline for religious

 religious 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1847.06.17
Prædecessores nostros English
On aid for Ireland

 Ireland 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1847.03.25
Qui pluribus English
On communism, faith and religion

 communism 

Blessed Pope Pius IX1846.11.09
Inter Præcipuas / Tra le principali English
On biblical societies, condemning non-Catholic Bible societies

 Bible 

Pope Gregory XVI1844.05.08
Quas vestro English
To bishops of Hungary on mixed marriages

 Hungary   marriage 

Pope Gregory XVI1841.04.30
Afflictas in Hispania Italiano (Italian)
Protesting Spanish interference in the appointments of the ecclesiastical hierarchy and the recent suppression of the religious orders

 Spain 

Pope Gregory XVI1841.03.01
Augustissimam
Appealing for funds
Pope Gregory XVI1840.12.21
Probe nostis English
On the propagation of the faith

 evangelization 

Pope Gregory XVI1840.09.18
Commissum divinitus English
To clergy of Switzerland condemning the German state interference in Church affairs

 state   Switzerland 

Pope Gregory XVI1835.05.17
Singulari nos English
On the errors of Lammenais

 doctrine 

Pope Gregory XVI1834.06.25
Quo graviora English
To bishops of the Rhineland on the 'Pragmatic Constitution'

 Germany 

Pope Gregory XVI1833.10.04
Plura post
On the jubilee of 1833

 jubilee 

Pope Gregory XVI1832.12.02
Mirari vos English español (Spanish)
On liberalism and religious indifferentism

 doctrine 

Pope Gregory XVI1832.08.15
Cum primum English
To bishops of Poland on civil obedience

 Poland   state 

Pope Gregory XVI1832.06.09
Summo iugiter studio English
To bishops of Bavaria on mixed marriages

 Germany   marriage 

Pope Gregory XVI1832.05.27
Inter gravissimas
To the Armenians of Constantinople

 Armenian Church 

Pope Gregory XVI1832.02.03
Alli dilettissimi sudditi
On cultural reforms in Italy

 Italy 

Pope Gregory XVI1831.03
Chiamati della Divina Providenza
On cultural reforms in Italy

 Italy 

Pope Gregory XVI1831.02.09
Litteris alto
On mixed marriages

 marriage 

Pope Pius VIII1830.03.25
In supremi apostolatus Italiano (Italian)
On jubilee

 jubilee 

Pope Pius VIII1829.06.18
Traditi humilitati English Italiano (Italian)
On his program for the Pontificate, asking for prayers of his bishops
Pope Pius VIII1829.05.24
Quanta lætitia Italiano (Italian)

 Scotland 

Pope Leo XII1827.02.13
Quo graviora English
On secret societies
Pope Leo XII1826.03.13
Charitate Christi English Italiano (Italian)
Extending the Jubilee to the universal Church

 jubilee 

Pope Leo XII1825.12.25
Ad plurimas easque gravissimas Italiano (Italian)
On the Basilica of St. Peter

 basilica 

Pope Leo XII1825.01.25
Quod hoc ineunte English Italiano (Italian)
Proclaiming the Universal Jubilee of 1825

 jubilee 

Pope Leo XII1824.05.24
Ubi primum English Italiano (Italian)
On his assuming the Pontificate
Pope Leo XII1824.05.05
Præclara quam Italiano (Italian)
Withdrawal of faculties from French bishoprics

 France 

Pope Pius VII1820.05.16
Vineam quam plantavi Italiano (Italian)
New bishoprics in France

 France 

Pope Pius VII1817.06.12
Il trionfo Italiano (Italian)Pope Pius VII1814.05.18
Vix nova a nobis
New concessions

 France 

Pope Pius VII1809.02.27
Tam multa Italiano (Italian)
New arrangements in French hierarchy

 France 

Pope Pius VII1801.08.15
Ecclesia Christi / La Chiesa di Gesu Cristo Italiano (Italian)
New distribution of dioceses in France

 France 

Pope Pius VII1801.08.15
Ex quo Ecclesiam Italiano (Italian)Pope Pius VII1800.05.24
Diu Satis English Italiano (Italian)
To bishops of France on a return to Gospel principles

 France 

Pope Pius VII1800.05.15
Charitas
On the civil oath in France

 France 

Pope Pius VI1791.04.13
Inscrutabile
On the problems of the pontificate
Pope Pius VI1775.12.25
Salutis nostræ
Proclaiminig a universal jubilee

 jubilee 

Pope Clement XIV1774.04.30
Inscrutabili divinæ sapientiæ
To all Christians on proclaiming a universal jubilee

 jubilee 

Pope Clement XIV1769.12.12
Cum summi
Proclaiminig a universal jubilee

 jubilee 

Pope Clement XIV1769.12.12
Decet quam maxime
To bishops of Sardinia on abuses in taxes and benefices

 Italy 

Pope Clement XIV1769.09.21
Summa quæ
On the Church in Poland

 Poland 

Pope Clement XIII1768.01.06
Christianæ reipublicæ
To bishops of Austria on the daners of anti-Christian writings

 Austria 

Pope Clement XIII1766.11.25
In dominico agro
On instruction in the faith

 catechesis 

Pope Clement XIII1761.06.14
Appetente sacro
On the spiritual advantages of fasting

 fasting 

Pope Clement XIII1759.12.20
Cum primum
On observing canonical sanctions

 canon law 

Pope Clement XIII1759.09.17
A quo die
On unity among Christians

 ecumenism 

Pope Clement XIII1758.09.13
Ex omnibus
To bishops of France on the apostolic constitution

 France 

Pope Benedict XIV1756.10.16
Ex quo primum
To Greek-rite bishops on the Euchologion

 Eastern Churches 

Pope Benedict XIV1756.03.01
Allatæ sunt
To Eastern missionaries on the observance of Oriental rites

 Eastern Churches 

Pope Benedict XIV1755.07.26
Quod provinciale
To bishops of Albania on Christians using Mohammedan names

 Albania   Muslims 

Pope Benedict XIV1754.08.01
Cum religiosi
To bishops of the States of the Church on catechesis

 catechesis 

Pope Benedict XIV1754.06.26
A quo primum
To bishops of Poland on Jews and Christians living in the same place

 Jews   Poland 

Pope Benedict XIV1751.06.14
Apostolica constitutio
On preparation for the Holy Year

 jubilee 

Pope Benedict XIV1749.06.26
Peregrinantes
To all the faithful proclaiming a Holy Year for 1750

 jubilee 

Pope Benedict XIV1749.05.05
Magnæ nobis
To bishops of Poland on marriage impediments and dispensations

 marriage   Poland 

Pope Benedict XIV1748.06.29
Vix pervenit
To bishops of Italy on usury and other dishonest profit

 Italy 

Pope Benedict XIV1745.11.01
Nimiam licentiam
To bishops of Poland on validity of marriages

 marriage   Poland 

Pope Benedict XIV1743.05.18
Quanta cura
Forbidding traffic in alms
Pope Benedict XIV1741.06.30
Ubi primum
On the duties of bishops

 bishop 

Pope Benedict XIV1740.12.03

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