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Issued in a.d. 2007

Document

Manual for chaplains and pastoral agents of the Apostleship of the Sea

by Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People Details (2007)

 sea 

English español (Spanish) français (French)

Directory
Documenta inde a Concilio Vaticano Secundo expleto edita (1966-2005)

by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Details (2007.01.03)

 doctrine 

Letter

To the Special Envoy for the 15th World Day of the Sick

(World Day of the Sick 2007)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.01.12)

 sick 

latine (Latin)

Message

For the opening of the Brotherhood in Brazil 2007 Campaign

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.01.16)

 Brazil 

Português (Portuguese)

Message

For the 41st World Communications Day (2007)

(World Communications Day 2007)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.01.24)

 communication 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) Magyar (Hungarian) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

Decree

Special Indulgences conceded for the 15th World Day of the Sick

(World Day of the Sick 2007)

by Apostolic Penitentiary Details (2007.01.25)

 indulgence   sick 

English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) Magyar (Hungarian) latine (Latin)

Message

For the 22nd World Youth Day (2007)

(World Youth Day 2007)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.01.27)

 youth 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) Hrvatski (Croatian) Nederlands (Dutch) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese) 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)

Message

For the 54th World Leprosy Day (2007)

(54th World Leprosy Day)

by Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers Details (2007.01.28)

 leprosy 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

For the 11th Day of Consecrated Life (2007)

(World Day for Consecrated Life 2007)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.02.02)

 religious 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

For the 44th World Day for Vocations (2007)

(World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2007)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.02.10)

 vocation 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) Magyar (Hungarian)

Letter

To the President of the Republic of Korea

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.02.15)

 South Korea 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

To the Camaldolese Order for the 10th centenary of the birth of St. Peter Damian

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.02.20)

(related to Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Camaldolese))

 saint 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Apostolic Exhortation
Sacramentum Caritatis
The Sacrament of Love

On the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church's Life and Mission

(11th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.02.22)

 Eucharist   love   synod 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) Magyar (Hungarian) Nederlands (Dutch) Беларуская (Belarusian) latine (Latin)

Letter

Presenting the book written by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone entitled 'The Last Seer of Fatima'

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.02.22)

 Fatima   Mary 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Circular Letter

On the Collection for the Holy Land

(Lent 2007)

by Congregation for the Oriental Churches Details (2007.03.01)

 Holy Land 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

For the celebration of World Water Day 2007

by Secretariat of State Details (2007.03.22)

 water 

English français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the retirement of Cardinal Camillo Ruini from the office of President of the Italian Bishops' Conference

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.03.23)

 episcopal conference   Italy 

English français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

To the participants in the 9th International Youth Forum, Rocca di Papa

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.03.28)

 social   youth 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the 5th centenary of the death of St. Francis of Paola

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.04.02)

 saint 

latine (Latin)

Letter

To the President of the Republic of Rwanda on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the beginning of the genocide in Rwanda

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.04.03)

 Rwanda 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the resignation of Cardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo from office of Camerlengo of Holy Roman Church

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.04.04)

(related to Apostolic Camera)

English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter Sunday 2007

(Triduum 2007)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.04.08)

 Easter 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) Hrvatski (Croatian)

Document
The Hope of Salvation for Infants Who Die Without Being Baptised

by International Theological Commission Details (2007.04.19)

 baptism 

English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

Message

To the Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh 2007

by Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue Details (2007.04.25)

 Buddhists 

English français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

Lineamenta
The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church

12th Ordinary General Assembly - 2008

(12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops)

by Synod of Bishops Details (2007.04.27)

 Bible   synod 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese) 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese) Arabic latine (Latin)

Letter

For the 13th Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.04.28)

(related to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences)

 social 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the 4th centenary of the death of St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.04.29)

 saint 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Instruction
Sanctorum Mater

On conducting diocesan Inquiries in the causes of Saints

by Congregation for the Causes of Saints Details (2007.05.17)

 saints 

English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) latine (Latin) français (French)

Document

Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road-Street

by Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People Details (2007.05.24)

 children   homeless   road   woman 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

To Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons and Lay Faithful of the Catholic Church in the People’s Republic of China

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.05.27)

 China 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) latine (Latin) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

Letter

For the 8th centenary of the birth of St. Elizabeth of Turingia and Hungary

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.05.27)

 Hungary   saint 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) Magyar (Hungarian)

Message

For World Day for Missions 2007

(World Mission Sunday 2007)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.05.27)

 mission 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)

Document

Explanatory Note on the Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to Chinese Catholics

by Secretariat of State Details (2007.05.27)

 China 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese) 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)

Curial Letter

For the World Day of Prayer for the Santification of Priests

by Congregation for Clergy Details (2007.06.09)

 priest 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Motu Proprio

Reinstating the traditional norms for the two-thirds majority required to elect the Supreme Pontiff

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.06.11)

 conclave   pope 

latine (Latin)

Letter

For the re-opening of the Cathedral of Noto

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.06.15)

(related to Diocese of Noto)

 cathedral 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Joint Declaration

Common declaration of Pope Benedict XVI and Archbishop Chrysostomos II, Orthodox archbishop of New Justiniana and all Cyprus

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.06.16)

 ecumenism   Orthodox Church of Cyprus 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

To the participants in the General Chapter of the Friars Minor Conventual and to the Community of the Sacro Convento gathered in the Upper Basilica of Saint Francis

(Pastoral Visit to Assisi)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.06.17)

 Franciscans 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Note

On cluster munitions

by Secretariat of State Details (2007.06.19)

 war 

français (French)

Letter

For the 1st centenary of the first experimental Scout camp

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.06.22)

 France   scout 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the 12th anniversary of the Religious Summit Meeting on Mount Hiei, Japan

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.06.23)

 inter-religious dialogue 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

To the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.06.29)

(related to Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.))

 Caribbean   South America 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Document

Responses to some questions regarding certain aspects of the Church

by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Details (2007.06.29)

 ecclesiology   ecumenism   Vatican II 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) suomen kieli (Finnish) latine (Latin)

Note

Commentary on 'Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine on the Church'

by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Details (2007.06.29)

 ecclesiology   ecumenism 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese)

Motu Proprio
Summorum Pontificum

On the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.07.07)

 Latin   Mass   Tridentine 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) Magyar (Hungarian) latine (Latin) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

Letter

Accompanying the Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum'

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.07.07)

 Latin   Mass   Tridentine 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) suomen kieli (Finnish) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

Message

For Sea Sunday 2007

(Sea Sunday 2007)

by Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People Details (2007.07.08)

 sea 

español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

Document

Booklets published in preparation for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2008

(Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2008)

by Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Details (2007.07.10)

 ecumenism 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Message

For the 23rd World Youth Day (2008, Sydney)

(World Youth Day 2008 (Sydney))

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.07.20)

 youth 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) Hrvatski (Croatian) Magyar (Hungarian) Malti (Maltese) (Malti) Nederlands (Dutch) Shqip (Albanian) suomen kieli (Finnish) česky (Czech) Ελληνικά (Greek) македонски јазик (Macedonian) (македонски јазик) русский язык (Russian) српски језик (Serbian) (српски језик) Українська (Ukrainian) (Українська) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese) ไทย (Thai) Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) (Tiếng Việt) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

Message

For the 28th World Day of Tourism (2007)

(World Tourism Day 2007)

by Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People Details (2007.08)

 tourism 

Italiano (Italian)

Message

On the occasion of the death of His Beatitude Teoctist, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.08.01)

 Romanian Orthodox Church 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Document

Responses to questions on artificial nutrition and hydration

by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Details (2007.08.01)

 bioethics   euthanasia   USA 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) latine (Latin)

Note

Commentary on the responses to questions on artificial nutrition and hydration

by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Details (2007.08.01)

 bioethics   euthanasia   USA 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the 16th centenary of the death of St. John Chrysostom

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.08.10)

 saint 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

To the Prior General of the Order of the Friars of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel for the 8th centenary of the Formula Vitae

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.08.14)

(related to Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Carmelites))

 Carmelites 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

To the participants in the international youth pilgrimage to Mariazell

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.08.15)

 Germany   youth 

Deutsch (German)

Letter

To the participants in the 3rd European Ecumenical Assembly organized by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences and by the Conference of European Churches

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.08.20)

 ecumenism 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the retirement of Professor Mario Agnes, Director of L’Osservatore Romano

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.08.20)

(related to L’Osservatore Romano)

 journalism 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

To readers of Austrian Catholic newspapers

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.09.01)

 Austria 

Deutsch (German)

Letter

To the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople for the 7th Symposium of the Religion, Science and the Environment movement

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.09.01)

 ecology   Ecumenical Patriarchate   science 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

Letter to Austrian children

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.09.03)

 Austria   children 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Document

Educating Together in Catholic Schools: Shared Mission of Consecrated Persons and Lay Faithful

by Congregation for Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Educational Institutions) Details (2007.09.08)

 education 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the 10th Inter-Christian Symposium in the Island of Tinos, Greece

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.09.12)

 ecumenism 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the Mission Year in Lisieux, France

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.09.12)

 France   mission 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Document

Foundational theological document for the International Eucharistic Congress of Quebec

(49th International Eucharistic Congress (Québec, Canada))

by Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses Details (2007.09.13)

 Eucharistic Congress 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Document

The role of the national delegate for the International Eucharistic Congresses

by Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses Details (2007.09.13)

 Eucharistic Congress 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

Letter

To the newly elected Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.09.27)

 Romanian Orthodox Church 

English español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Message

To the Muslims for the Feast of Ramadan 2007

by Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue Details (2007.09.28)

 Muslims 

Hindi Bengali (Bengali) Tamil (Tamil) Malayalam (Malayalam) English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) Cebuano (Cebuano) Nederlands (Dutch) Shqip (Albanian) Tagalog (Tagalog) Türkmen (Turkish) Wollof (Wolof) (Wollof) български език (Bulgarian) (български език) русский язык (Russian) Kiswahili (Swahili) Arabic Persian (Persian)

Letter

For the 6th World Meeting of Families which will be held in 2009 in Mexico City

(6th World Meeting of Families (Mexico City, Mexico))

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.10.01)

 family   Mexico 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Português (Portuguese)

Message

For the 27th World Food Day (2007)

(World Food Day 2007)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.10.04)

 food 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the 1st centenary of the first Social Week of Italian Catholics

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.10.12)

 Italy   social 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

For the 94th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2008)

(94th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2008)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.10.18)

 migrant 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) slovenčina (Slovak)

Letter

To Prof. Giovanni Maria Vian, new Editor-in-Chief of 'L'Osservatore Romano'

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.10.27)

(related to L’Osservatore Romano)

 journalism 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

For Lent 2008

(Lent 2008)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.10.30)

 Lent 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) Hrvatski (Croatian) Nederlands (Dutch) română (Romanian) Svenska (Swedish) slovenčina (Slovak) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

Message

To the Hindus on the Feast of Diwali 2007

by Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue Details (2007.11.05)

 Hindus 

English français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Letter

For the 12th Public Session of the Pontifical Academies

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.11.08)

(related to Pontifical Council for Culture)

 academy 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Decree

Plenary Indulgences conceded for the 150th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in Lourdes

(World Day of the Sick 2008)

(150th Anniversary of Lourdes)

by Apostolic Penitentiary Details (2007.11.21)

 indulgence   Lourdes   Mary 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) latine (Latin) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

Letter

To the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on the occasion of the feast of St. Andrew

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.11.23)

 Ecumenical Patriarchate 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Encyclical
Spe Salvi
Saved in Hope

On Christian hope

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.11.30)

 hope 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) Magyar (Hungarian) Nederlands (Dutch) Беларуская (Belarusian) русский язык (Russian) 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese) latine (Latin) slovenčina (Slovak)

Message

For the 45th World Day for Vocations (2008)

(World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2008)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.12.03)

 vocation 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) Hrvatski (Croatian)

Note

Doctrinal note on some aspects of evangelization

by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Details (2007.12.03)

 evangelization 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) slovenčina (Slovak)

Message

For the celebration of World Day of Peace 2008

(World Day of Peace 2008)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.12.08)

 ecology   peace   social 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Português (Portuguese) Hrvatski (Croatian) Magyar (Hungarian) Arabic 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

Curial Letter

Letter for the sanctification of the Clergy

by Congregation for Clergy Details (2007.12.08)

 priest 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Note

Explanatory note to help the increase in the dioceses of the practice of continual Eucharistic adoration to the benefit of all priests and priestly vocations

by Congregation for Clergy Details (2007.12.08)

 priest   vocation 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Decree

General Decree regarding the delict of attempted sacred ordination of a woman

by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Details (2007.12.19)

 woman 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) latine (Latin)

Message

Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas 2007

(Christmas Octave 2007)

by Pope Benedict XVI Details (2007.12.25)

 Christmas 

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) Hrvatski (Croatian)

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