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Issued in a.d. 2017

Liturgical Booklet

Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

(Christmas Octave 2016)

(World Day of Peace 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.01.01)

latine (Latin)

Liturgical Booklet

Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.01.06)

latine (Latin)

Letter

For the bicentennial celebrations of the Diocese of Caltagirone

by Pope Francis Details (2017.01.07)

(related to Diocese of Caltagirone)

latine (Latin)

Liturgical Booklet

Mass on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.01.08)

latine (Latin)

Letter

To young people on the occasion of the presentation of the Preparatory Document of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

(15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.01.13)

 youth 

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

Letter

For the 25th World Day of the Sick in Lourdes

(World Day of the Sick 2017)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.01.19)

(related to Diocese of Tarbes et Lourdes)

latine (Latin)

Message

For the 51st World Communications Day (2017)

(World Communications Day 2017)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.01.24)

 communication 

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

Liturgical Booklet

Second Vespers for the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul

(Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.01.25)

latine (Latin)

Message

For the 64th World Leprosy Day (2017)

(64th World Leprosy Day)

by Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Details (2017.01.28)

 leprosy 

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

Letter

Appointment of Special Delegate to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

by Pope Francis Details (2017.02.02)

(related to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta)

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

Message

For the 21st Day of Consecrated Life (2017)

(World Day for Consecrated Life 2017)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.02.02)

 religious 

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

Liturgical Booklet

Mass on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

(World Day for Consecrated Life 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.02.02)

latine (Latin)

Message

For the World Meetings of Popular Movements (Modesto, California)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.02.10)

 movement 

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

Motu Proprio
Sanctuarium in Ecclesia

Transferring the competence for shrines to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

by Pope Francis Details (2017.02.11)

(related to Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization)

 pilgrimage 

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

Message

For the Brotherhood Campaign of the Church in Brazil

by Pope Francis Details (2017.02.15)

 Brazil 

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

Message

For the 32nd World Youth Day (2017)

(World Youth Day 2017)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.02.27)

 youth 

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

Message

To the young people from all over the world on the occasion of the upcoming World Youth Days

(World Youth Day 2017)

(World Youth Day 2019 (Panamá))

by Pope Francis Details (2017.02.27)

 youth 

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

Liturgical Booklet

Ash Wednesday

(Lent 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.03.01)

latine (Latin)

Liturgical Booklet

Rite of Reconciliation

(Lent 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.03.17)

latine (Latin)

Message

To the President of the United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination

by Pope Francis Details (2017.03.23)

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

Letter

For the 9th World Meeting of Families (Dublin)

(9th World Meeting of Families (Dublin, Ireland))

by Pope Francis Details (2017.03.25)

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

Curial Letter

On the faculties for the celebration of marriages of the faithful of the Society of St. Pius X

by Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” Details (2017.03.27)

(related to Society of Saint Pius X)

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

Letter

To the 10th Forum for the Future of Agriculture (Brussels)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.03.28)

 agriculture 

English Italiano (Italian)

Decree

Allowing the celebration of a votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart on 2017.05.13

by Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” Details (2017.04.05)

 Tridentine 

latine (Latin)

Liturgical Booklet

Palm Sunday

(Lent 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.04.09)

latine (Latin)

Liturgical Booklet

Chrism Mass

(Lent 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.04.13)

latine (Latin)

Liturgical Booklet

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

(Triduum 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.04.14)

latine (Latin)

Liturgical Booklet

Way of the Cross

(Triduum 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.04.14)

latine (Latin)

Liturgical Booklet

Easter Vigil

(Triduum 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.04.15)

latine (Latin)

Letter

Marking the inauguration of the Shrine of Renunciation

by Pope Francis Details (2017.04.16)

(related to Diocese of Assisi–Nocera Umbra–Gualdo Tadino)

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

Message

Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter Sunday 2017

(Triduum 2017)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.04.16)

 Easter 

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

Liturgical Booklet

Easter Sunday

(Triduum 2017)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.04.16)

latine (Latin)

Letter

For the 550th anniversary of the Madonna of Shkodra's arrival in the Church of Genazzano (National Shrine of Shkodra, Albania)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.04.22)

(related to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Shkodrë–Pult)

latine (Latin)

Message

To the Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh 2017

by Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue Details (2017.04.22)

 Buddhists 

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

Letter

For the 5th “World ULTREIA” of the “Cursillos de Cristiandad” (MCC)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.04.24)

latine (Latin)

Message

For the Apostolic Journey to Egypt

(Apostolic Journey to Cairo, Egypt)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.04.24)

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

Letter

For the concluding celebration of the Marian Congress of Kazakhstan and centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima

by Pope Francis Details (2017.04.26)

(related to Diocese of Karaganda)

latine (Latin)

Message

For the TED conference (Vancouver)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.04.26)

English Italiano (Italian)

Letter

To the Patriarch of Antioch for Melkite Greek Catholics

by Pope Francis Details (2017.05.06)

(related to Patriarchal See of Antioch)

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

Liturgical Booklet

Presbyteral ordination

by Pope Francis Details (2017.05.07)

latine (Latin)

Message

To the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark

by Pope Francis Details (2017.05.10)

 Coptic Church 

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

Message

To the Portuguese Nation

by Pope Francis Details (2017.05.10)

 Portugal 

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

Liturgical Booklet

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

(Apostolic Journey to Fatima, Portugal)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.05.12)

latine (Latin)

Letter

For the first National Eucharistic Congress of Angola (Huambo)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.05.17)

(related to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Huambo)

latine (Latin)

Letter

For the 700th anniversary of the enclave of the Popes in Avignon, France

by Pope Francis Details (2017.05.18)

(related to Archdiocese of Avignon)

latine (Latin)

Letter

To the President of the United Mexican States, President of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

by Pope Francis Details (2017.05.25)

 Mexico 

English Italiano (Italian)

Letter

For the 650th anniversary of the arrival in the Shrine of Trsat, Croatia, of the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary donated by Pope Urban V to Croat pilgrims in Loreto in 1367

by Pope Francis Details (2017.06.03)

(related to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rijeka)

latine (Latin)

Letter

For the departure of Cardinal Lubomyr Husar

by Pope Francis Details (2017.06.05)

(related to Major Archdiocese of Kyiv–Halyč)

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

Message

For the International Conference “Laudato si' and Big Cities” (Rio de Janeiro)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.06.12)

(related to Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)

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

Message

World Day of the Poor 2017: Let us love, not with words but with deeds

(World Day of the Poor 2017)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.06.13)

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

Circular Letter

On the bread and wine for the Eucharist

by Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Details (2017.06.15)

 Mass 

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

Letter

For the bicentennial celebrations of the founding of the Diocese of Cuneo

by Pope Francis Details (2017.06.16)

(related to Diocese of Cuneo)

latine (Latin)

Message

For the inauguration of three mosaics of the Shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Ta' Pinu

by Pope Francis Details (2017.06.18)

(related to Diocese of Gozo)

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

Liturgical Booklet

Mass on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.06.18)

latine (Latin)

Letter

To the new Greek-Melkite Patriarch of Antioch

by Pope Francis Details (2017.06.22)

(related to Patriarchal See of Antioch)

 Greek-Melkite Church 

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

Message

For the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

by Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Details (2017.06.26)

 drug   trafficking 

Italiano (Italian)

Liturgical Booklet

Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of Cardinals

(Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of 5 Cardinals)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.06.28)

latine (Latin)

Letter

For the G20 Summit

by Pope Francis Details (2017.06.29)

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

Liturgical Booklet

Blessing of Pallia and Mass with the new Cardinals and new Metropolitan Archbishops

by Pope Francis Details (2017.06.29)

latine (Latin)

Message

To the participants in the 40th General Conference of FAO

by Pope Francis Details (2017.07.03)

 food 

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

Message

For the 3rd International Congress of Cattedre Scholas at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

by Pope Francis Details (2017.07.05)

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

Message

To participants in the 1st International Catechetical Symposium (Buenos Aires)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.07.05)

(related to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Buenos Aires)

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

Message

For Sea Sunday 2017

(Sea Sunday 2017)

by Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Details (2017.07.09)

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

Motu Proprio
Maiorem hac dilectionem

On the Offer of Life in the Causes of Beatification and Canonization

by Pope Francis Details (2017.07.11)

 saints 

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

Message

For the International Encounter of the World movement of Christian workers

by Pope Francis Details (2017.07.11)

(related to Diocese of Ávila)

español (Spanish)

Letter

For the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero (San Salvador)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.07.18)

(related to Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Salvador)

latine (Latin)

Letter

For the concluding celebration of the Archdiocesan Jubilee of Lima

by Pope Francis Details (2017.07.28)

(related to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)

latine (Latin)

Letter

For the consecration of the new Church dedicated to Mother Teresa of Calcutta in the city of Pristina

by Pope Francis Details (2017.08.01)

(related to Apostolic Administration of Prizren)

latine (Latin)

Letter

To the annual Synod of the Italian Methodist and Waldensian Churches

by Pope Francis Details (2017.08.10)

 ecumenism 

Italiano (Italian)

Message

For the 38th Meeting for Friendship amongst Peoples

by Pope Francis Details (2017.08.20)

(related to Diocese of Rimini)

Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese)

Message

To the Study Centre of the Federal Penitentiary of Ezeiza (Argentina)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.08.24)

 prison 

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

Message

To the Polish pilgrims gathered to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Coronation of the image of Our Lady of Częstochowa, Queen of Poland

by Pope Francis Details (2017.08.26)

 Poland 

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

Letter

To the participants in the General Assembly of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the centenary of the death of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, patroness of Migrants

by Pope Francis Details (2017.08.29)

(related to Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sacred Heart Missionaries))

 saint 

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

Message

For the World Day of Prayer for Creation

(World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2017)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.01)

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

Message

For the National Day of the Holy See at Expo 2017 in Astana

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.02)

English Deutsch (German) español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) Português (Portuguese) Kazakh (Kazakh) русский язык (Russian)

Motu Proprio
Magnum Principium

On modifying Canon 838 in the Code of Canon Law

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.03)

 canon law   Mass 

Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin) English español (Spanish)

Message

For the upcoming Apostolic Journey to Colombia

(Apostolic Journey to Colombia)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.04)

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

Liturgical Booklet

Apostolic Journey to Colombia

(Apostolic Journey to Colombia)

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.09.06)

latine (Latin)

Letter

To the Bishops of Japan

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.14)

 Japan 

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

Message

For the 10th National Pilgrimage of Families for the Family, organised by Renewal in the Holy Spirit (Scafati and Pompeii)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.16)

Italiano (Italian)

Message

To the Bolivian people on the occasion of the Bolivian bishopsʼ "ad limina Apostolorum" visit

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.18)

 Bolivia 

español (Spanish)

Letter

To the participants in the 4th High Level Conference on 'Our Ocean, an Ocean for Life' (Malta)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.27)

 sea 

English Italiano (Italian)

Message

For the 4th centenary of the Vincentian Charism

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.27)

(related to Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians, Lazarists))

français (French) Italiano (Italian) polski (Polish) Arabic

Message

To the participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE)

by Pope Francis Details (2017.09.28)

(related to Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.))

English Italiano (Italian)

Letter

To the Bishops of India

by Pope Francis Details (2017.10.09)

(related to Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (C.B.C.I.))

 India 

English Italiano (Italian)

Liturgical Booklet

Mass for the Centenary of the Congregation for Oriental Churches and of the Pontifical Oriental Institute

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.10.12)

latine (Latin)

Liturgical Booklet

Mass with the Rite of Canonization

by Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Details (2017.10.15)

latine (Latin)

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