Centesimus annus

  • centesimus annus
    latin for 'the hundredth year'
    encyclical letter of john paul ii
    coat of arms of pope john paul ii
    date1 may 1991
    subjectthe centenary of the encyclical in english
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    centesimus annus (latin for "the hundredth year") is an encyclical which was written by pope john paul ii in 1991 on the hundredth anniversary of rerum novarum, an encyclical issued by pope leo xiii in 1891. it is part of a larger body of writings, known as catholic social teaching, that trace their origin to rerum novarum and ultimately the new testament.

    it was one of fourteen encyclicals issued by john paul ii. cardinal georges cottier, theologian emeritus of the pontifical household and cardinal-deacon of santi domenico e sisto, the university church of the pontifical university of saint thomas aquinas, angelicum,[1][2] was influential in drafting the encyclical.[3]

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Centesimus annus
Latin for 'The Hundredth Year'
Encyclical letter of John Paul II
Coat of arms of Pope John Paul II
Date1 May 1991
SubjectThe centenary of the encyclical In English

Centesimus annus (Latin for "the hundredth year") is an encyclical which was written by Pope John Paul II in 1991 on the hundredth anniversary of Rerum novarum, an encyclical issued by Pope Leo XIII in 1891. It is part of a larger body of writings, known as Catholic social teaching, that trace their origin to Rerum novarum and ultimately the New Testament.

It was one of fourteen encyclicals issued by John Paul II. Cardinal Georges Cottier, Theologian emeritus of the Pontifical Household and Cardinal-Deacon of Santi Domenico e Sisto, the University Church of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum,[1][2] was influential in drafting the encyclical.[3]