Papal and Curial Documents


Documents of Pope Francis [2013- ]
Encyclicals of Pope Francis Vatican Site
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope Francis Vatican Site
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Francis Vatican Site
Apostolic Letters of Pope Francis Vatican Site

Documents of Pope Benedict XVI [2005-2013]
Encyclicals of Pope Benedict XVI Vatican Site
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope Benedict XVI Vatican Site
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Benedict XVI Vatican Site
Apostolic Letters of Pope Benedict XVI Vatican Site

Documents of Pope John Paul II [1978-2005]
Encyclicals of Pope John Paul II Vatican Site
Encyclicals of Pope John Paul II St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope John Paul II IntraText CT, hypertextualized texts together with wordlists and concordances
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope John Paul II Vatican Site
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope John Paul II St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope John Paul II Vatican Site
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope John Paul II St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Apostolic Letters of Pope John Paul II Vatican Site
Apostolic Letters of Pope John Paul II St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Messages of Pope John Paul II Vatican Site


Addresses of Pope John Paul I [1978]

Documents of Pope Paul VI [1963-1978]
Encyclicals of Pope Paul VI Vatican Site
Encyclicals of Pope Paul VI St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Paul VI Papal Encyclicals Online
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope Paul VI Vatican Site
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope Paul VI St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Paul VI Vatican Site
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Paul VI St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Apostolic Letters of Pope Paul VI Vatican Site
Apostolic Letters of Pope Paul VI St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Messages of Pope Paul VI Vatican Site

Documents of Pope John XXIII [1958-1963]
Encyclicals of Pope John XXIII Vatican Site
Encyclicals of Pope John XXIII St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope John XXIII Papal Encyclicals Online
Encyclicals of Pope John XXIII IntraText CT, hypertextualized texts together with wordlists and concordances
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope John XXIII Vatican Site
Apostolic Letters of Pope John XXIII Vatican Site
Apostolic Letters of Pope John XXIII St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery

Documents of Pope Pius XII [1939-1958]
Encyclicals of Pope Pius XII Vatican Site
Encyclicals of Pope Pius XII St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Pius XII Papal Encyclicals Online
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope Pius XII St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Pius XII Vatican Site
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Pius XII St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Apostolic Letters of Pope Pius XII Vatican Site

Documents of Pope Pius XI [1922-1939]
Encyclicals of Pope Pius XI Vatican Site
Encyclicals of Pope Pius XI St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Pius XI Papal Encyclicals Online
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope Pius XI Vatican Site
Apostolic Letters of Pope Pius XI Vatican Site

Documents of Pope Benedict XV [1914-1922]
Encyclicals of Pope Benedict XV Vatican Site
Encyclicals of Pope Benedict XV St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Benedict XV Papal Encyclicals Online
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope Benedict XV Vatican Site
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Benedict XV Vatican Site
Apostolic Letters of Pope Benedict XV Vatican Site

Documents of Pope Pius X [1903-1914]
Encyclicals of Pope Pius X Vatican Site
Encyclicals of Pope Pius X St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Pius X Papal Encyclicals Online
Apostolic Constitutions of Pope Pius X Vatican Site
Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Pius X Vatican Site
Apostolic Letters of Pope Pius X Vatican Site

Documents of Pope Leo XIII [1878-1903]
Encyclicals of Pope Leo XIII Vatican Site
Encyclicals of Pope Leo XIII St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Leo XIII Papal Encyclicals Online
Apostolic Letters of Pope Leo XIII Vatican Site

Other Papal Documents

Encyclicals of Pope Pius IX (d. 1878) St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Pius IX (d. 1878) Papal Encyclicals Online

Encyclicals of Pope Gregory XVI (d. 1846) St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Gregory XVI (d. 1846) Papal Encyclicals Online

Encyclicals of Pope Pius VIII (d. 1830) St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Pius VIII (d. 1830) Papal Encyclicals Online

Encyclicals of Pope Leo XII (d. 1829) St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Leo XII (d. 1829) Papal Encyclicals Online

Encyclicals of Pope Pius VII (d. 1823) St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Pius VII (d. 1823) Papal Encyclicals Online

Encyclicals of Pope Pius VI (d. 1799) St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Pius VI (d. 1799) Papal Encyclicals Online

Encyclicals of Pope Clement XIV (d. 1774) St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Clement XIV (d. 1774) Papal Encyclicals Online

Encyclicals of Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769) St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769) Papal Encyclicals Online

Encyclicals of Pope Benedict XIV (d. 1758) St. Michael Cyberspace Monastery
Encyclicals of Pope Benedict XIV (d. 1758) Papal Encyclicals Online

In eminenti 1738 Papal Bull of Pope Clement XII Condemning Freemasonry

Unigenitus Dogmatic Constitution issued by Pope Clement XI in 1713

Documents of Pope Innocent XI (d. 1689) Coelestis Pastor, condemning the errors of Miguel de Molinos, and Sollicitudo pastoralis, fostering and preserving the orders of men religious

Super Cathedram Principis Apostolorum 1659 Papal Bull of Pope Alexander VII establishing the Catholic mission in Vietnam

Triumphantis Hierusalem 1588 Papal Bull of Pope Sixtus V on St. Bonaventure

Inter Gravissimas 1581 Papal Bull of Pope Gregory XIII establishing the Gregorian Calendar

Apostolic Constitutions of Pope Pius V (d. 1572)
Documents of Pope Pius V (d. 1572)

Documents of Pope Paul III (d. 1549)
Documents of Pope Paul III (d. 1549)

Exsurge Domine 1520 Papal Bull of Pope Leo X Condemning the Errors of Martin Luther
Exsurge Domine 1520 Papal Bull of Pope Leo X Condemning the Errors of Martin Luther

Inter Caetera 1493 Papal Bull of Pope Alexander VI on the division of the undiscovered world between Spain and Portugal

Superna Caelestis 1482 Papal Bull of Pope Sixtus IV declaring Bonaventure a saint
Superna Caelestis 1482 Papal Bull of Pope Sixtus IV declaring Bonaventure a saint

Romanus Pontifex 1455 Papal Bull of Pope Nicholas V Granting the Portuguese a perpetual monopoly in trade with Africa

Benedictus Deus Constitution issued by Pope Benedict XII in 1336 on the Beatific Vision of God
Benedictus Deus Constitution issued by Pope Benedict XII in 1336 on the Beatific Vision of God

Documents of Pope John XXII (d. 1634)

Exivi De Paradiso 1455 Papal Bull of Pope Clement V on the rules of the Friar Minor

Unam Sanctam 1302 Papal Bull of Boniface VIII: One God, One Faith, One Spiritual Authority
Unam Sanctam 1302 Papal Bull of Boniface VIII: One God, One Faith, One Spiritual Authority

Supra Motem 1289 Papal Bull of Nicholas IV on the Third Rule of the Third Order of St. Francis

Exiit qui seminat 1279 Papal Bull of Pope Nicholas III confirming the rules of the Friar Minor

Papal Protection of the Jews Pope Gregory X, 1272

Clara claris praeclara 1255 Papal Bull of Pope Alexander IV on the canonization of St. Clare of Assisi

Quae honorem conditoris omnium 1247 Papal Bull of Pope Innocent IV on the rules of the Carmelite Order

Mira Circa Nos 1228 Papal Bull of Pope Gregory IX on the canonization of St. Francis of Assisi

Solet annuere 1226 Papal Bull of Pope Honorius III approving the Rule of St. Francis



Congregations of the Roman Curia The Vatican website containing the documents of the curial congregations.

Pontifical Councils of the Roman Curia The Vatican website containing the documents of the curial councils.

Pontifical Commissions of the Roman Curia The Vatican website containing the documents of the curial commissions.

General Catechetical Directory (1971) Vatican Site
General Catechetical Directory (1971)
General Catechetical Directory (1971) IntraText CT, hypertextualized texts together with wordlists and concordances

General Directory for Catechesis (1997) Vatican Site
General Directory for Catechesis (1997) IntraText CT, hypertextualized texts together with wordlists and concordances

Catechism of the Catholic Church British translation

Catechism of the Catholic Church American translation

Fidei Depositum Apostolic Constitution of Pope John Paul II on the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Subcommittee on the Catechism

The Catechism of the Council of Trent

The Catechism of Pope St. Pius X The Catechism of the Council of Trent was directed to all priests. The recently released Catechism of the Catholic Church was directed to all bishops. The Catechism of Pope St. Pius X is that pope's partial realisation of a simple, plain, brief, popular Catechism for uniform use throughout the whole world. In other words it is directed to the layman. It was used in the ecclesiastical province of Rome and for some years in other parts of Italy. It was not, however, prescribed for use throughout the universal church.






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