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We have gathered together papal encyclicals and the writings of Pope John Paul II and as one of the longest reigning Popes in history he has written much. His Pontificate opened on October 16th 1978 and ended on April 2nd 2005.
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I personally think this Pope will go down in history as one of the Greats and also as a Doctor of the Church. Because of this we've included a Short Biography and a page on his Pontificate to date. Each of his writings below will bring you to the relevant page in the Vatican website.

Apostolic Constitutions Available in English:

1979 - Sapientia Christiana - (April 15, 1979)
1983 - Sacrae Disciplinae Leges - (January 25, 1983) 
1988 - Pastor Bonus - (June 28, 1988)
1990 - Ex Corde Ecclesiae - (August 15, 1990)
1992 - Fidei Depositum - (October 11, 1992)
1996 - Universi Dominici Gregis - (February 22, 1996)

Apostolic Exhortations Available in English:

1979 - Catechesi Tradendae - (October 16, 1979)
1981 - Familiaris Consortio - (November 22, 1981)
1984 - Redemptionis Donum - (March 25, 1984)
1984 - Reconciliatio et Paenitentia - (December 2, 1984)
1988 - Christifideles Laici - (December 30, 1988)
1989 - Redemptoris Custos - (August 15, 1989)
1992 - Pastores Dabo Vobis - (March 25, 1992)
1995 - Ecclesia in Africa - (September 14, 1995)
1996 - Vita Consecrata - (March 25, 1996)
1999 - Ecclesia in America - (January 22, 1999)
1999 - Ecclesia in Asia - (November 6, 1999)
2001 - Ecclesia in Oceania - (November 22, )
2003 - Ecclesia in Europa - (June 28, 2003)

Apostolic Letters Available in English:

1981 - A Concilio Constantinopolitano I - (March 25, 1981)
1984 - Salvifici Doloris - (February 11, 1984)
1985 - Dilecti Amici - (March 31, 1985)
1987 - Sescentesima Anniversaria - (June 5, 1987)
1988 - Mulieris Dignitatem - (August 15, 1988)
1988 - Vicesimus Quintus Annus - (December 4, 1988)
1994 - Ordinatio Sacerdotalis - ON RESERVING PRIESTLY ORDINATION TO MEN ALONE (May 22, 1994)
1994 - Tertio Millennio Adveniente - (November 10, 1994)
1995 - Orientale Lumen - (May 2, 1995)
1995 - Apostolic Letter for the Fourth Centenary of the Union of Brest (November 12, 1995)
1996 - Apostolic Letter for the 350 Years of the Union of Uzhorod (April 18, 1996)
1997 - Divini Amoris Scientia - (October 19, 1997)
1998 - Dies Domini - (May 31, 1998)
1999 - Inter Munera Academiarum - (January 28, 1999)
2000 - 300th Anniversary of the union of the Greek-Catholic Church of Romania with the Church of Rome (20 July 2000)
2001 - Novo Millennio Ineunte - (6 January 2001)
2001 - On the 1700th anniversary of the "Baptism of Armenia" (February 17, 2001)
2001 - Apostolic Letter to the Catholic People of Hungary for the conclusion of the "Hungarian Millennium" (July 25, 2001)
2002 - Misericordia Dei on certain aspects of the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance (May 2, 2002)
2002 - Rosarium Virginis Mariae on the Most Holy Rosary (October 16, 2002)
2003 - Spiritus et Sponsa: on the 40th anniversary of the Constitution "Sacrosanctum Concilium" on the Sacred Liturgy (December 4, 2003)
2004 - Mane nobiscum Domine [For the Year of the Eucharist] (October 7, 2004)
2005 - The Rapid development [Communications] (January 24, 2005)

Encyclicals Available in English:

1979 - Redemptor Hominis - (4 March 1979)
1980 - Dives in Misericordia - (30 November 1980)
1981 - Laborem Exercens - (14 September 1981)
1985 - Slavorum Apostoli - (2 June 1985)
1986 - Dominum et Vivificantem - (18 May 1986)
1987 - Redemptoris Mater - (25 March 1987)
1987 - Sollicitudo Rei Socialis - (30 December 1987)
1990 - Redemptoris Missio - (7 December 1990)
1991 - Centesimus Annus - (1 May 1991)
1993 - Veritatis Splendor - (6 August 1993)
1995 - Evangelium Vitae - (25 March 1995)
1995 - Ut Unum Sint - (25 May 1995)
1998 - Fides et Ratio - (14 September 1998)
2003 - Ecclesia de Eucharistia - (17 April 2003)

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Click here for Moto Proprio (Apostolic Documents 'of the Pope's own accord', not on the advice of the cardinals or others, but for reasons which the Pope himself deemed sufficient. The document has generally the form of a decree: in style it resembles a Brief rather than a Bull, but differs from both especially in not being sealed or countersigned.)

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