Encyclicals of Pope Pius XII

Encyclicals of Pope Pius XII


Ad Apostolorum Principis
on Communism and the Church in China
June 29, 1958

Ad Caeli Reginam
proclaiming the Queenship of Mary
October 11, 1954

Ad Sinarum Gentem
on a Program for Combating Atheistic Propaganda Throughout the World
March 12, 1950

Anni Sacri
on the Supranationality of the Church
October 7, 1954

Auspicia Quaedam
on Public Prayers for World Peace and Solution of the Problem of Palestine
May 1, 1948

Communium Interpretes Doloraum
An Appeal for Prayers for Peace
April 15, 1945

Datis Nuperrime
Lamenting the Sorrowful Events in Hungary and Condemning the Ruthless Use of Force
November 5, 1956

Deiparae Virginis Mariae
on the Possibility of Defining the Assumption as a Dogma of the Church
May 1, 1946

Divino Afflante Spiritu
on Promoting Biblical Studies
September 30, 1943

Doctor Mellifluus
on St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the Last of the Fathers
May 24, 1953

Ecclesiae Fastos
on St. Boniface
June 25, 1954

Evangelii Praecones
on Promotion of Catholic Missions
June 2, 1951

Fulgens Corona
Proclaiming a Marian Year to Commemorate
the Centenary of the Definition of the
Dogma of the Immaculate Conception
September 8, 1953

Haurietis Aquas
on Devotion to the Sacred Heart
May 15, 1956

Humani Generis
Concerning some False Opinions Threatening to
Undermine the Foundations of Catholic Doctrine
August 12, 1950

Ingruentium Malorum
on Reciting the Rosary
September 15, 1951

Mediator Dei
on the Sacred Liturgy
November 20, 1947

Miranda Prorsus
on the Communications Field: Motion Pictures, Radio, Television
September 8, 1957

Munificentissimus Deusi
(Defining "ex cathedra" (from the chair of Peter)
the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)
November 1, 1950

Mystici Corporis Christii
on the Mystical Body of Christ
June 29, 1943

Orientales Omnes Ecclesias
on the Three Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Reunion of the Ruthenian Church With the Apostolic See
December 23, 1945

Sacra Virginitas
on Consecrated Virginity
March 25, 1954

Summi Pontificatus
On the Unity of Human Society
October 20, 1939


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