Living Wage Encyclicals

15/10/2013 12:00 pm

St Peter Statue

A Papal Encyclical is a circular letter which is written by a Pope to an audience of bishops and is intended to guide them in their ministry. Every encyclical is made publicly available for the spiritual benefit of all the people of God. Here you will find the Encyclicals with a focus on Social Teaching they are available below as PDF downloads.

Rerum Novarum 332.20 kB (1891)
Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII on Capital and Labor

Quadragesimo Anno 356.69 kB (1931)
Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on Reconstruction of the Social Order

Mater et Magistra 457.33 kB (1961)
Encyclical of Pope John XXIII on Christianity and Social Progress

Laborem Exercens 403.48 kB (1981)
Encyclical letter by Pope John Paul II on Human Work

Centesimus Annus 403.86 kB (1991)
Encyclical letter by Pope John Paul II on The Hundreth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum