Documents of Pope John Paul II

A consistent theme of Catholic social teaching is the option or love of preference for the poor. Today, this preference has to be expressed in worldwide dimensions, embracing the immense numbers of the hungry, the needy, the homeless, those without medical care, and those without hope.

Solicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concern) Pope John Paul II, 1987

Solicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concern) 1987

Expanding on the notion of development in Populorum Progressio, John Paul II reviews the state of world development in the past two decades. The moral nature of development leading humanity to the “fullness of being” is emphasized.

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Centesimus Annus  (The Hundredth Year) 1991

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Centesimus Annus In Everyday Language

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Evangelium Vitae  (The Gospel of Life) 1995

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Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) 1998

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