The Splendor of Truth: Encyclical Letter of John Paul II

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The Splendor Of Truth is addressed by the Supreme Pontiff Pope John Paul II to all the Bishops of the Catholic Church. The context contains the fundamental questions of the church's moral teaching.

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More from the Holy Father On the Coming of the Third Millennium (Tertio Millennio Adveniente) Calling for a renewed commitment to the teachings of Vatican II as the best preparation for the new millennium, the Holy Father reflects on the goal of unity among all Christians and the need for the Church to ask forgiveness. He recommends a three year period, 1997-1999, as a time to concentrate on the themes of Christ, Holy Spirit, and Father. English: No. 042-7, 76 pp. Spanish: No. 043-5, 76 pp. On the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum (Centesimus Annus) Pope John Paul II's encyclical on social justice discusses the state of economic systems throughout the world, commenting on capitalism and the demise of communism. No. 436-8, 116 pp. On the Permanent Validity of the Church's Missionary Mandate (Redemptoris Missio) This encyclical letter addresses the urgency of missionary activity by those in the Catholic Church among the growing number of unchurched throughout the world. No. 424-4, 168 pp.

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Pope John Paul II was elected to the papacy in October 1978 and served the Church until his death in 2005. During his papacy, he wrote 14 encyclicals, 15 apostolic exhortations, 11 apostolic constitutions, and 45 apostolic letters. He also published five books including The Poetry of John Paul II--Roman Triptych: Meditations.

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