Documents of the Holy See
Papal Encyclicals on the Social Order
Discover the writings of recent Popes on the Social Order

Laudato Si'
On Care for our Common Home
Pope Francis
May 24, 2015

Caritas in Veritate
On Integral Human Development in Charity and Truth
Pope Benedict XVI
June 29, 2009
Centesimus Annus
On the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum
Pope John Paul II
1 May 1991
Soliicitudo Rei Socialis
For the Twentieth Anniversary of Populorum Progressio
Pope John Paul II
30 December 1987
Laborem Exercens
On Human Work
Pope John Paul II
14 September 1981
Octogesima Adveniens
On the Eightieth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum
Pope Paul VI
14 May 1971
Populorum Progressio
On the Development of Peoples
Pope Paul VI
26 March 1967
Pacem in Terris
On Establishing Universal Peace in Truth, Justice, Charity and Liberty
Pope John XXIII
11 April 1963
Mater et Magistra
On Christianity and Social Progress
Pope John XXIII
15 May 1961
Quadragesimo Anno
On Reconstruction of the Social Order
Pope Pius XI
15 May 1931
Rerum Novarum
Rights and Duties of Capitol and Labor
Pope Leo XIII
15 May 1891