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Does the Pope's encyclical Laudato si' have a Latin version?

There is now an official Latin version. Encyclicals are always published in the Holy See’s official journal, Acta Apostolicae Sedis. Laudato si’ can be found in volume 107, no. 9, published in 2015.
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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae?

Pope Francis' revision of the Catechism does not contradict John Paul II's thinking on this issue, especially as seen in the encyclical Evangelium Vitae. Francis' revision is just finishing the work ...
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What does "people of good will" mean in Encyclicals?

This use is generally a reference to the Greater Doxology which goes, in its second verse, "et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis": "And peace on Earth to the people of good will." This is a ...
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How binding are encyclicals on practicing Catholic's beliefs?

How binding are encyclicals on practicing Catholic's beliefs? It will depend on certain factors involved in a particular encyclical. If the pope is providing teachings on faith or morals, than the ...
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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae?

Simple Answer: Pope Francis put more emphasis on Evengelium Vitae by removing the gray area of subjectivity when He says "all". Pope St. John Paul II expressed the desire to limits while Pope ...
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Why did St. John Paul II add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary?

No one knows for sure where Pope St John Paul II the Great got the inspiration to add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary. The history of the Rosary shows a wide variety of styles, due to the unique ...
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Which encyclical talks about the Mass as a sacrifice?

Chapter 1 of the 22nd Session of the Council of Trent directly states that the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross, which is re-presented in the Mass, replaces the Levitical priesthood (that is the ...
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Where is the text of Pope Pius IX, "To the Easterners"?

The document that @depperm located at archive.org IS the one you're looking for, pdf here. As Andrew Leach said, the Vatican website doesn't list this document. The 44 page PDF document contains: ...
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What is the difference between an Apostolic Exhortation and an Encyclical Letter?

What is the difference between an Apostolic Exhortation and an Encyclical Letter? Generally speaking encyclicals are more important than apostolic exhortations. Encyclical Definition A papal document ...
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Why did St. John Paul II add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary?

Clearly, St John Paul II would not have been the first to think of the idea that public life of Jesus had not been adequately represented in the traditional Rosary. I remember to have heard it from a ...
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Does Pope Francis write the books ascribed to him, or are they ghostwritten?

Pope Francis' first encyclical Lumen Fidei was co-written by Pope Benedict XVI That’s one of the reasons why it is particularly striking that, in the Year of Faith, we have an encyclical on faith ...
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Are Papal Encyclicals in Effect Unless Revoked (e.g., Acerbo Nimis)?

Are Papal Encyclicals in Effect Unless Revoked (e.g., Acerbo Nimis)? Not all papal encyclicals deal exclusively on faith and morals. Some deal with ecclesiastical discipline and as such Church ...
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On Biblical Verses Invoked in Papal Encyclicals or Ecumenical Councils

On Biblical Verses Invoked in Papal Encyclicals or Ecumenical Councils There exist no concordance for papal encyclicals or Ecumenical Councils. One simply has to read a them as they are and the ...
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Are the arguments made by Popes in "social encyclicals" religious in nature?

Encyclicals are generally thought to be part of the magisterium. They are not weighted as highly as some other documents, and they certainly are not infallible, but given the lack of a higher teaching ...
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What encyclical upheld God's sovereignty over the regularity of natural laws?

Pope Pius IX, First Vatican Council, dogmatic constitution Dei Filius on faith & reason, canons on God the Creator of all things: Canon 5. If any one confess not that the world, and all things ...
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According to Catholicism, are encyclicals considered infallible?

Does the Catholic Church consider all encyclicals infallible? The short answer is no. According to Catholicism, not all encyclicals are completely infallible in their statements. Even the Catholic ...
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How binding are encyclicals on practicing Catholic's beliefs?

The scope of obedience due to the popes and their encyclicals is such that Pope St. Pius X was compelled to say this in his Address to the Priests of the Apostolic Union (Nov. 18, 1912) included in ...
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How binding are encyclicals on practicing Catholic's beliefs?

Encyclicals are inerrant; otherwise, the Church would demand the faithful to assent to what might contain error, and the Church cannot lead one into error because the Church is indefectible. From Pope ...
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Does Pope Francis write the books ascribed to him, or are they ghostwritten?

Does Pope Francis write the major literary works ascribed to him or are they ghostwritten? The short answer is: Pope Francis is the author of these works. Before going on, it should be stated that ...
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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae?

Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae? The short answer is no, but Pope Francis ...
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Why does Humanae Vitae not mention involuntary celibates/singles?

To answer the first question, I don't think the choice to leave out single people in a document about marriage was unfair. Humane Vitae necissarily leaves out a large number of people, including ...
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Why did St. John Paul II add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary?

It came from Blessed Bartolo Longo. And this practice of Bl. Bartolo inspired St. John Paul II to add the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary. Regarding the influence of Bl. Bartolo, JPII, in his letter ...
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