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Recent Major Papal Documents

Major Papal DocumentsAuthorTypeDateDescending
Transferring the competence of shrines to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization Italiano (Italian)

 pilgrimage 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2017.02.11
Misericordia et misera English español (Spanish)
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

 mercy 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2016.11.20
Statutes of the Pontifical Academy for Life Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2016.10.18
Statutes of the Secretariat for Communications Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2016.09.06
Statutes of the Dicastery for promoting Integral Human Development English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2016.08.17
Humanam progressionem English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Establishing the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

 migrant   prison   Roman Curia   sick 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2016.08.17
Sedula mater English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Establishing the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life

 family   laity   pro-life   Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2016.08.15
I beni temporali English Italiano (Italian)
On certain competencies in economic-financial matters

 Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2016.07.04
Vultum Dei quærere English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On women's contemplative life

 religious 

Pope FrancisApostolic Constitution2016.06.29
Statutes of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 family   laity   pro-life   Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2016.06.04
Come una madre amorevole English Italiano (Italian)
Removal of a Bishop or Superior General on account of negligence in cases of sexual abuse

 bishop   canon law   sexual abuse 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2016.06.04
De concordia inter Codices Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Modifying some norms of the Code of Canon Law

 canon law 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2016.05.31
Amoris lætitia English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On love in the family

 family   marriage 

Pope FrancisApostolic Exhortation2016.03.19
Mitis et misericors Iesus English Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the reform of canonical procedure for the annulment of marriage in the Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches

 canon law   marriage 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2015.08.15
Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the reform of canonical procedure for the annulment of marriage in the Code of Canon Law

 canon law   marriage 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2015.08.15
Establishing the Secretariat for Communications English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 communication   Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2015.06.27
On the revisions of the Statutes of the Vatican Pension Fund Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2015.05.28
Laudato si’ English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the care for our common home

 ecology   social 

Pope FrancisEncyclical2015.05.24
Misericordiæ Vultus English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Proclaiming the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

 jubilee 

Pope FrancisBull2015.04.11
Statutes of the new Economic Organisms Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2015.02.22
For the Year of Consecrated Life English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 religious 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2014.11.21
Transferral of the Ordinary Section of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See to the Secretariat for the Economy English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 economy 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2014.07.08
Fidelis dispensator et prudens English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
Establishing a new coordination structure for economic and administrative affairs of the Holy See and the Vatican City State

 economy   Roman Curia   Vatican City 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2014.02.24
Making the Church of Sant'Angela Merici as cardinalate title latine (Latin)

 cardinal 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2014.02.22
Making the Church of Santi Simone e Giuda Taddeo a Torre Angela as cardinalate title latine (Latin)

 cardinal 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2014.02.22
Making the Church of San Giacomo in Augusta as cardinalate title latine (Latin)

 cardinal 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2014.02.22
For the equivalent canonization of Blessed Peter Favre latine (Latin)

 saint 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2013.12.17
Evangelii Gaudium / The Joy of the Gospel English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World

 evangelization   joy   new evangelization   social 

Pope FrancisApostolic Exhortation2013.11.24
Approving the new statutes of the Financial Information Authority English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 bank   Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2013.11.15
Raising Blessed Manuel Basulto Jiménez, Bishop of Jaén and five martyr companions to the glory of the Altars latine (Latin)

 saint 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2013.10.13
For the prevention and contrast of laundering activities, financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia   terrorism 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2013.08.08
On the Jurisdiction of Judicial Authorities of Vatican City State in Criminal Matters English français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Vatican City 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2013.07.11
Lumen Fidei / The Light of Faith English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On faith

 faith 

Pope FrancisEncyclical2013.06.29
Establishment of an Apostolic Nunciature in the Republic of South Sudan latine (Latin)

 South Sudan 

Pope FrancisApostolic Constitution2013.05.01
Normas nonnullas English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On some modifications of the norms concerning the election of the Roman Pontiff

 conclave   pope 

Pope Benedict XVIMotu Proprio2013.02.22
Ministrorum institutio English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Transferring the governance of seminaries from the Congregation for Catholic Education to the Congregation for the Clergy

 Roman Curia   seminary 

Pope Benedict XVIMotu Proprio2013.01.16
Fides per doctrinam English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Transferring the competence of catechesis from the Congregation for Clergy to the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization

 catechesis   new evangelization   Roman Curia 

Pope Benedict XVIMotu Proprio2013.01.16
Intima Ecclesiæ natura / The Church’s deepest nature English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On the service of charity

 charity 

Pope Benedict XVIMotu Proprio2012.11.11
Latina lingua English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Establishing the Pontifical Academy for Latin

 Latin 

Pope Benedict XVIMotu Proprio2012.11.10
Proclaiming Hildegard of Bingen as a Doctor of the Church English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 saint 

Pope Benedict XVIApostolic Letter2012.10.07
Proclaiming John of Ávila as a Doctor of the Church English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 saint 

Pope Benedict XVIApostolic Letter2012.10.07
Ecclesia in Medio Oriente / The Church in the Middle East English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness

 Eastern Churches   Holy Land   Israel   Lebanon   Palestine   synod 

Pope Benedict XVIApostolic Exhortation2012.09.14
On the Shrine of Święta Góra latine (Latin)Pope Benedict XVIApostolic Letter2012.02.14
Africæ Munus / Africa's Commitment English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice and Peace

 Africa 

Pope Benedict XVIApostolic Exhortation2011.11.19
Porta fidei English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
For the Indiction of the Year of Faith
Pope Benedict XVIMotu Proprio2011.10.11
Quærit semper English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On dispensation from a ratified and non-consummated marriage and the causes of the nullity of sacred ordination

 canon law   marriage   ordination 

Pope Benedict XVIMotu Proprio2011.08.30
For the prevention and countering of illegal activities in the area of monetary and financial dealings English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 finance 

Pope Benedict XVIMotu Proprio2010.12.30
On the Cardinal Title of S. Corbiniano and the Cardinal Deaconries of S. Maria Odigitria dei Siciliani and S. Paolo alle Tre Fontane latine (Latin)Pope Benedict XVIApostolic Letter2010.11.20
Verbum Domini / The Word of the Lord English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church

 Bible 

Pope Benedict XVIApostolic Exhortation2010.09.30
Ubicumque et semper English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Establishing the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization

 new evangelization   Roman Curia 

Pope Benedict XVIMotu Proprio2010.09.21
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