All Encyclicals by Year
Name of EncyclicalEnglish TranslationSubject and Key Topics
1800Diu Satis "Long Enough"On a Return to Gospel Principles/Review of the French Revolution/Condemning Liberalism
1800Ex Quo Ecclesiam "From the Church"Granting plenary indulgences in place of the Jubilee of 1800
1814Il Trionfo "The Triumph"On the Holy See's Return to Italy and Reorganization of the Papal States
1817Vineam Quam Plantavit "He Planted a Vineyard"On the restructuring of the Diocese of France
1824Quod Hoc Ineunte "This is the Beginning"Proclaiming the renewal of the Jubilee (1825)
1824Ubi Primum "As Soon As"On the Bishops' duties/The Holy Bible
1825Charitate Christi "The Love of Christ"Extension of the Jubilee/The Sacrament of Penance
1826Quo Graviora "The More Grave"On Secret Societies/Prohibition to join Masonic Lodges/Freemasonry
1827Quanta Laetitia "How Much Joy"On the Reorganization of the Catholic Church in Scotland
1829Traditi Humiltati "Delivered With Humility"On the program of his pontificate/Misuse of the Holy Bible/False teachings/Sacrament of Matrimony(Marriage)
1832Cum Primum "When First"On Civil Obedience
1832Mirari Vos "You Wonder"On Religious Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism
1832Summo Iugiter Studio "Studying From on High"On Mixed Marriages
1833Quo Graviora "The More Serious"On Disobedience to Papal and Ecclesiastical Authority
1834Singulari Nos "Each of Us"On The Errors Of Lammenais, Belgian Bishop who wrote "Words of a Believer", a scandalous book
1835Commissum Divinitus "Divinely Commissioned"On Church and State
1840Probe Nostis "You Know Full Well"On the Propagation of the Faith
1841Quas Vestro "What You Say"On Mixed Marriages
1844Inter Praecipuas "Among the Major"On Biblical Societies
1846Qui Pluribus "The Many"On Faith and Religion
1847Praedecessores Nostros "Our Predecessors"On Aid for the Famine in Ireland
1847Ubi Primum (1847) "Among the First"On Discipline for Religious
1849Nostis Et Nobiscum "You Know as We Do"On the Church in the Papal States (Italy)
1849Ubi Primum (1849) "Among the First"The Pope seeks input on establishing a formal Dogma for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother
1851Exultavit Cor Nostrum "Our Heart Rejoices"On the Effects of the Jubilee
1852Nemo Certe Ignorat "Certainly No One is Ignorant"On Discipline for Clergy especially in Ireland
1852Probe Noscitis Venerabiles "You Know Well, Venerable Brothers"On the discipline of the clergy in the Kingdom of Spain
1853Inter Multiplices "Among the Many"Pleading for Unity of Spirit
1854Apostolicae Nostrae Caritatis "Our Apostolic Love"Urging Prayers of Peace
1854Neminem Vestrum "None of You"On the Persecution of Armenians
1854Optime Noscitis (1854) "You Know Very Well"On the Proposed Catholic University of Ireland
1855Optime Noscitis (1855) "You Know Very Well"On the Value of Episcopal Meetings in Austria
1856Singulari Quidem "With a Particular"On the Church in Austria
1858Amantissimi Redemptoris "Beloved Redeemer"On Priests and the Care of Souls
1858Cum Nuper "With the Recent"On Care for Clerics
1859Cum Sancta Mater Ecclesia "When Holy Mother Church"Pleading for Public Prayer
1859Qui Nuper "Here Recently"On the Pontifical States
1860Nullis Certe Verbis "Certainly No Words"On the Need for Civil Sovereignty
1862Amantissimus "Beloved"Papal Primacy
1863Incredibili "Unbelievable"On the Persecution of the Catholic Church and Clergy in New Granada (Columbia)
1863Quanto Conficiamur Moerore "How Much Cause We Have to Grieve"On Promotion of False Doctrines
1864Maximae Quidem "Great Consolation"On the Church in Bavaria
1864Quanta Cura "What Care"Condemning Current Errors
1865Meridionali Americae "South America"On the Seminary for the Native Clergy
1867Levate "Lift Up"On the sufferings of the Church in Russia, Italy and Poland
1870Respicientes "Looking Back"Protesting the Taking of the Pontifical States
1871Beneficia Dei "The Benefits of God"On the 25th Anniversary of His Pontificate
1871Saepe Venerabiles Fratres "Often, Venerable Brothers"Thanksgiving for 25 Years of Pontificate
1871Ubi Nos "When We Were"On Condemnation of the Annexation of the Papal States in Italy
1872Quae In Patriarchatu "What is Done in the Patriarchate"On the Church in Chaldea/Papal Authority being Challenged
1873Etsi Multa "Despite the Many"On the Church in Italy Germany and Switzerland
1873Quartus Supra "Beyond Four"On the Church in Armenia
1874Gravibus Ecclesiae "Grave Calamities of the Church"Proclaiming A Jubilee
1874Omnem Sollicitudinem "Every Care"On the Greek-Ruthenian Rite
1874Vix Dum A Nobis "While we Barely"On the Church in Austria
1875Graves Ac Diuturnae "Serious and Prolonged"On the Church in Switzerland
1875Quod Nunquam "What We Never"On the Church in Prussia
1878Inscrutabili Dei Consilio "Hidden Counsel of God"On the evils of society at that time
1878Quod Apostolici Muneris "The Apostolic Office"On Socialism
1879Aeterni Patris "Eternal Father"On the Restoration of Christian Philosophy
1880Arcanum Divinae "The Secret of the Divine"On Christian Marriage
1880Grande Munus "The Great Task"On Saints Cyril and Methodius
1880Sancta Dei Civitas "The Holy City of God"On Mission Societies
1881Diuturnum "Long Lasting"On the Origin of Civil Power
1881Licet Multa "Although Many"On Catholics in Belgium
1882Auspicato Concessum "Granted Under Hope"On St. Francis of Assisi
1882Cum Multa "Although Many"On Conditions in Spain
1882Etsi Nos "Although We"On Conditions in Italy
1883Supremi Apostolatus Officio "Supreme Apostolic Office"On Devotion to the Rosary
1884Humanum Genus "The Human Race"On Freemasonry
1884Nobilissima Gallorum Gens "The Most Noble Nation of the French"On the Religious Question in France
1884Superiore Anno "Last Year"On the Recitation of the Rosary
1885Immortale Dei "The Immortal Work of God"On the Christian Constitution of States
1885Quod Auctoritate "With The Authority"Proclaiming a Jubilee
1885Spectata Fides "Your Proven Faith"On Christian Education
1886Iampridem "For Some Time"On Catholicism in Germany
1886Pergrata "We are Pleased"On the Church in Portugal
1886Quod Multum "Very Much"On the Liberty of the Church
1887Officio Sanctissimo "Sacred Office"On the Church in Bavaria
1887Vi E Ben Noto "There is Well Known"On the Rosary and Public Life
1888Etsi Cunctas "Although All"On the Church in Ireland
1888Exeunte Iam Anno "At the Close of "On Right Ordering of Christian Life
1888In Plurimis "Among the Many"On the Abolition of Slavery
1888Libertas "Liberty"On the Nature of Human Liberty
1888Paterna Caritas "Fatherly Love"On Reunion with Rome
1888Quam Aerumnosa "How Miserable"On Italian Immigrants
1888Quod Anniversarius "The Anniversary"On His Sacerdotal Jubilee
1888Saepe Nos "We Often"On Boycotting in Ireland
1889Magni Nobis "It Brings Great Joy"On The Catholic University of America
1889Quamquam Pluries "Although Many Times"On Devotion to St. Joseph
1890Catholicae Ecclesiae "The Catholic Church"On Slavery in the Missions
1890Dall'alto Dell'apostolico Seggio "From the Top of the Apostolic Throne"On Freemasonry in Italy
1890Sapientiae Christianae "Christian Wisdom"On Christians as Citizens
1891In Ipso "In Him"On Episcopal Reunions in Austria
1891Octobri Mense "The Month of October"On the Rosary
1891Pastoralis "Pastoral"On Religious Union
1891Pastoralis Officii "Pastoral Office"On the Unity of Human Society
1891Rerum Novarum "Of Revolutionary Change"The first and most definitive Social Teaching of the Catholic Church. The need for equity as it relates to capital and labor; the Catholic's perspective on socialism and communism.
1892Au Milieu Des Sollicitudes "Amid the Anxieties"On the Church and State in France
1892Custodi Di Quella Fede "Keepers of the Faith"On Freemasonry
1892Inimica vis "The Enemy Forces"On Freemasonry
1892Magnae Dei Matris "The Great Mother"On the Rosary
1892Quarto Abeunte Saeculo "At the End of Four Centuries"On Christopher Columbus
1893Ad Extremas "To the Extreme"Seminaries for Native Clergy
1893Constanti Hungarorum "Resolute Hungary"On the Church in Hungary
1893Laetitiae Sanctae "The Holy Joy"Commending Devotion to the Rosary
1893Non Mediocri "Not Inconsiderable"On the Spanish College in Rome
1893Providentissimus Deus "God of Providence"On the Study of Holy Scripture
1894Caritatis "Charity"On the Church in Poland
1894Christi Nomen "The Name of Christ"On Propagation of the Faith and Eastern Churches
1894Inter Graves "Among the Serious"On the Church and State in France
1894Iucunda Semper Expectatione "With Joyful Expectation"On the Rosary
1894Litteras A Vobis "Your Letters"On the Clergy in Brazil
1895Adiutricem "Helper"On the Rosary
1895Longinqua "Distant"On Catholicism in the United States
1895Permoti Nos "We are Deeply Moved"On Social Conditions in Belgium
1896Fidentem Piumque Animum "Proof of Trust and Devotion"On the Rosary
1896Insignes "Significant"On the Hungarian Millennium
1896Satis Cognitum "Sufficiently Well Known"On the Unity of the Church
1897Affari Vos "In Addressing You"On the Manitoba School Question
1897Augustissimae Virginis Mariae "Most August Virgin Mary"On the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary
1897Divinum Illud Munus "Divine Mission"On the Holy Spirit
1897Militantis Ecclesiae "Church Militant"On St. Peter Canisius
1898Caritatis Studium "Ardent Charity"On the Church in Scotland
1898Diuturni Temporis " A Long Space of Time"On the Rosary
1898Quam Religiosa "How Religious"On Civil Marriage Law
1898Quum Diuturnum "The Long Course"On the Latin American Bishops' Plenary Council
1898Spesse Volte "Oftentimes"On the Suppression of Catholic Institutions
1899Annum Sacrum "Holy Year"Consecration to the Sacred Heart
1899Depuis Le Jour "Since the Day"On the Education of the Clergy
1899Paternae "Fatherly"On the Education of the Clergy
1899Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae "Witness to Our Good Will"Virtue, Nature and Grace, and Americanism
1900Omnibus Compertum "All Are Aware Of"On Unity Among the Greek
1900Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus "The Outlook on the Future"On Jesus Christ the Redeemer
1901Graves de Communi Re "Serious Discussions"On Christian Democracy
1901Gravissimas "Serious"On Religious Orders in Portugal
1901Reputantiubus "We Reflect"On the Language Question in Bohemia
1901Urbanitatis Veteris "Ancient Civilization"On the Foundation of a Seminary in Athens
1902Dum Multa "While Many"Marriage Legislation
1902Fin Dal Principio "From the Beginning"On the Education of the Clergy
1902In Amplissimo "Extraordinary"On the Church in the United States
1902Mirae Caritatis "Wondrous Love"On the Holy Eucharist
1902Quae Ad Nos "What Comes to Us "On the Church in Bohemia and Moravia
1902Quod Votis "What you Wanted"On the Proposed Catholic University
1903E Supremi "Of the Supreme"On the Restoration of All things in Christ
1904Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum "That Most Happy Day"On the Immaculate Conception
1904Iucunda Sane "Joyful, Indeed"On Pope Gregory the Great
1905Acerbo Nimis "Very Bitter"On Teaching Christian Doctrine
1905Il Fermo Proposito "The Firm Purpose"On Catholic Action in Italy
1906Gravissimo Officii Munere "Serious Duty of Our Office"On French Associations of Worship
1906Pieni L'animo "Filled With the Spirit"On the Clergy in Italy
1906Tribus Circiter "About Three"On the Miravites: Mystic Priests of Poland
1906Vehementer Nos "We Vehemently"On the French Law of Separation
1907Pascendi Dominici Gregis "Feeding the Lord's Flock"Definitive teaching and pronouncements on the evils of Modernism - VERY applicable to today's situation. Landmark statement and wisely foretelling of the horrors to be visited on Christ's Holy Church should the errors of Modernism continue to propagate in the world - this Encyclical could easily have been written for post Vatican II times - A MUST read for anyone interested in understanding the truth regarding the mistakes of attempting to "modernize" the Roman Catholic Church.
1907Une Fois Encore "Once Again"France
1909Communium Rerum "Of Common Things"On St. Anselm of Aosta
1910Editae Saepe "Word of God Reminds Often"On St. Charles Borromeo
1910Notre Charge Apostolique "Our Apostolic Mandate"On Socialist Doctrines of the Sillon Movement
1911Iamdudum "For a Long Time"On the Law of Separation in Portugal
1912Lacrimabili Statu "Deplorable Condition"On the Indians of South America
1912Singulari Quadam "Singular Kind Of"On Labour Organizations
1914Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum "To the Chair of the Prince of the Apostles"Appealing For Peace
1917Humani Generis Redemptionem "Redemption of the Human Race"On Preaching the Word of God
1918Quod Iam Diu "That Which has Long Been"On the Future Peace Conference
1919In Hac Tanta "Among the Many"On St. Boniface
1919Paterno Iam Diu "For a Long Time, With Paternal Love"On the Children of Central Europe
1920Annus Iam Plenus "The Year Now Complete"On Children in Central Europe
1920Pacem, Dei Munus Pulcherrimum "Peace, the Beautiful Gift of God"On Peace and Christian Reconciliation
1920Principi Apostolorum Petro "Peter, Prince of the Apostles"On St. Ephram the Syrian
1920Spiritus Paraclitus "The Holy Spirit, Paraclete"On St. Jerome
1921Fausto Appetente Die "As we Approach the Happy Day"On St. Dominic
1921In Praeclara Summorum "Among the Geniuses"On Dante
1921Sacra Propediem "Soon to be Sacred"On the Third Order of St. Francis
1922Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio " Inscrutable Designs of God"On the Peace of Christ in His Kingdom
1923Ecclesiam Dei "The Church of God"On St. Jehosophat
1923Rerum Omnium Perturbationem "Disorders of the World"St. Francis De Sales
1923Studiorum Ducem "Guide to be Followed"Thomas Aquinas
1924Maximam Gravissimamque "Very Grave"On French Diocesan Association
1925Quas Primas "In the First"On the Feast of Christ the King
1926Iniquis Afflictisque "Unjust Conditions"On the Persecution of the Church in Mexico and the Political Constitution of 1917
1926Rerum Ecclesiae "History of the Church"Catholic Missions
1926Rite Expiatis "Rite of Purification"On St. Francis of Assisi
1928Miserentissimus Redemptor "Merciful Redeemer"Reparation to the Sacred Heart
1928Mortalium Animos "Minds of Men"Ecumenism/Christian Unity and the Roman Catholic Church. On Religious Unity and the dangers and challenges of "Ecumenism" with non-Catholic Christian religions.
1928Rerum Orientalium "Of the Eastern World"Promoting Oriental Studies
1929Divini Illius Magistri "Divine Master"On Christian Education
1929Mens Nostra "Our Mind"Promotion of the Spiritual Exercises
1929Quinquagesimo Ante "Fifty Years Ago"On His Priestly Jubilee and a review of where things stand in the world
1930Ad Salutem Humani "For the Salvation of the Human Race"On St. Augustine
1930Casti Connubii "Chaste Wedlock"On Christian Marriage
1931Lux Veritatis "The Light of Truth"On the Council of Ephesus
1931Non Abbiamo Bisogno "We Do Not Need"Catholic Action in Italy
1931Nova Impendet "A New Scourge Threatens"On the Economic Crisis
1931Quadragesimo Anno "Forty Years"Social Teaching
1932Acerba Animi "Painful Anxiety"On the Persecution of the Church in Mexico
1932Caritate Christi Compulsi "The Love of Christ Compels Us"On the Sacred Heart
1933Dilectissima Nobis "Dear to Us"On the Persecution of the Church in Spain
1935Ad Catholici Sacerdotii "The Catholic Priesthood"On the Catholic Priesthood
1936Vigilanti Cura "Vigilant Care"On Motion Pictures
1937Divini Redemptoris "Divine Redeemer"On Atheistic Communism
1937Firmissimam Constantiam "Firm Constancy"On the religious situation in Mexico
1937Ingravescentibus Malis "The Evergrowing Evils"On the Rosary
1937Mit Brennender Sorge "With Deep Anxiety"On the Church and the German Reich
1939Sertum Laetitiae "The Crown of Joy"On the USA
1939Summi Pontificatus "On the Supreme Pontificate"Unity of Human Society
1940Saeculo Exeunte Octavo "Eighth centenary"Eight Century of the Independence of Portugal
1943Divino Afflante Spiritu "Inspired by the Divine Spirit"Sacred Scripture
1943Mystici Corporis Christi "The Mystical Body of Christ"The Catholic Church as the "Mystical Body of Christ". A thorough definition and explanation of the Catholic Church as the Mystical Body of Christ.
1944Orientalis Ecclesiae "Of the Eastern Church"On St. Cyril Patriarch of Alexandria
1945Communium Interpretes Dolorum "Interpreter of the Universal Anquish"Prayers for Peace
1945Orientales Omnes Ecclesias "All the Eastern Churches"Ukrainian Greek Church
1946Deiparae Virginis Mariae "Virgin Mary Mother of God"Assumption of Mary
1946Quemadmodum " While The"World's Destitute Children
1947Fulgens Radiatur "The Radiant Light"Saint Benedict
1947Mediator Dei "Mediator of God"Sacred Liturgy
1947Optatissima Pax "Longed-for Peace"Public Prayers for Social and World Peace
1948Auspicia Quaedam "Certain Signs"Prayers for World Peace
1948In Multiplicibus Curis "Among the Multiple Preoccupations"Palestine
1949Redemptoris Nostri Cruciatus "The Passion of Our Redeemer"On protecting the Holy Places in Palestine
1950Anni Sacri "The Holy Year"Atheism
1950Humani Generis "The Human Race"False Teachings
1950Mirabile Illud "That Admirable Prodigy"Prayers for Peace
1950Summi Maeroris "The Deepest Sorrow" Public Prayers for Peace
1951Evangelii Praecones "Heralds of the Gospels"On the Promotion of Catholic Missions
1951Ingruentium Malorum "Approaching Evils"On Reciting the Rosary
1951Sempiternus Rex Christus "Christ, the Eternal King"Council of Chalcedon
1952Orientales Ecclesias "The Oriental Churches" Persecuted Eastern Church
1953Doctor Mellifluus "Doctor Mellifluus"On St. Bernard of Clairvaux
1953Fulgens Corona "Radiant Crown"Celebrating the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception
1954Ad Caeli Reginam "Queen of Heaven"Queenship of Mary
1954Ad Sinarum Gentem "To The Chineese People"Persecutions in China
1954Ecclesiae Fastos "Church History"On St. Boniface
1954Sacra Virginitas "Holy Virginity"On Consecrated Virginity
1955Musicae Sacrae "Of Sacred Music"On Sacred Music
1956Datis Nuperrime "Recently Given"Sorrowful Events in Hungary
1956Haurietis Aquas "Draw Waters"Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Detailed treatise/explanation of the importance and value of worshipping the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Encyclical touches on many of the key doctrines of Jesus Christ as both God and man.
1956Laetamur Admodum "We Are Most Pleased"Prayers for Peace in Poland
1956Luctuosissimi Eventus "Sorrowful Events"Public Prayers for Peace
1957Fidei Donum "Gift of Faith"Catholic Missions
1957Invicti Athletae "Unconquered Athlete"On St. Andrew Bobola
1957Le Pelerinage de Lourdes "The Pilgrimage to Lourdes"Apparitions at Lourdes
1957Miranda Prorsus "Wonderful Invention "On the Communications Fields: Motion Pictures
1958Ad Apostolorum Principis "Prince of the Apostles"On Communism and the Church in China
1958Meminisse Juvat "Helpful to Recall"Prayers for the Persecuted Church
1959Ad Petri Cathedram "To the Chair of Peter"Truth
1959Grata Recordatio "With Joyful Recollection"The Rosary
1959Princeps Pastorum "The Prince of the Shepherds"On the missions, native clergy, and lay participation
1959Sacerdotii Nostri Primordia "From the Beginning of our Priesthood"On St. John Vianney
1961Aeterna Dei Sapientia "God's Eternal Wisdom"Communism
1961Mater et Magistra "Mother and Teacher"The Church as Mother
1962Paenitentiam Agere "Penance for Sins"Penance
1963Pacem in Terris "Peace on Earth"Universal peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty
1964Ecclesiam Suam "His Church"Mystical Body of Christ
1965Mense Maio "In the Month of May" Virgin Mary
1965Mysterium Fidei "Mystery of Faith"Doctrine and Worship of the Holy Eucharist
1966Christi Matri "Mother of Christ"Blessed Mother Mary
1967Populorum Progressio "On the Progression of Peoples"World Economy
1967Sacerdotalis Caelibatus "On Priestly Celibacy "Priestly Celibacy
1968Humanae Vitae "Human Life"Contraception
1979Redemptor Hominis "The Redeemer of Man"On Jesus' Redemption of the world
1980Dives in Misericordia "Rich in Mercy"On God's mercy
1981Laborem Exercens "On Human Work"Labor
1985Slavorum Apostoli "The Apostles of the Slavs"In memory of the evangelizing work of Saints Cyril and Methodius after eleven centuries
1986Dominum Et Vivificantem "The Lord and Giver of Life"The Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and the world
1987Redemptoris Mater "Mother of the Redeemer"Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Pilgrim Church
1987Sollicitudo Rei Socialis "On Social Concerns"On the Social Concerns and Teachings of the Church
1990Redemptoris Missio "Mission of the Redeemer"Redemptive mission of Christ
1991Centesimus Annus "The Hundredth Year"Political Social Teaching of Church
1993Veritatis Splendor "The Splendor of Truth"Real truth and it "objective" rooting in God.
1995Evangelium Vitae "The Gospel of Life"The meaning and value of human life. The Catholic understanding of life from conception to natural death and the "culture of death" prevalent in today's culture which seeks to undermine God's Will of life.
1995Ut Unum Sint "That They May Be One"Sacred Scripture & Sacred Tradition
1998Fides et Ratio "Faith and Reason"On the relationship between faith and reason
2003Ecclesia de Eucharistia "The Church of the Eucharist"On the Eucharist in its relationship to the Church
2005Deus Caritas Est "God is Love"God is Love
2007Spe Salvi "Saved by Hope" On the Theological virtue of hope
2009Caritas in Veritate "Charity in Truth"Detailed reflection on economic and social issues in a global world