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We are gathering together papal encyclicals and the writings of various Popes dating back to 1226 from Pope Honorius III. Each link below will bring you to the writings of the various Popes available to us. Some wrote prolifically and have produced many documents, and much depended on the duration of the reign of each Pope. Pope John Paul II was one of the longest reigning Popes in history and has written much. 

Where there is only one encyclical it is linked directly but where multiple encyclicals occur we have set aside a page dedicated to each Pope and listing each of their encyclicals.

1226 - Pope Honorius III - Solet Annuere - On the Rule of the Friars Minor
1228 - Pope Gregory IX - Mira Circa Nos - On canonizing St. Francis of Assisi
1279 - Pope Nicholas III - Exiit Qui Seminat - On the confirmation of the rule of the friars Minor
1247 - Pope Innocent IV - Quae honorem conditoris omnium - Whatever Is for the Honor of the Creator of All 
1272 - Pope Gregory X - On Protection of the Jews
1302 - Pope Boniface VIII - Unam Sanctam - On One God, One Faith, One Spiritual Authority
1312 - Pope Clement V - Exivi de paradiso - On the Rule of the Friars Minor
1336 - Pope Benedict XII - Benedictus Deus - On the Beatific Vision of God
1520 - Pope Leo X - Exsurge Domine - Condemning the Errors of Martin Luther 
1537 - Pope Paul III - Sublimus Dei - On the Enslavement and Evangelization of Indians
1569 - Pope St. Pius V - Consueverunt Romani - On the Call to Prayer
1570 - Pope St. Pius V - Quo Primum - On Promulgating the Tridentine Liturgy
1588 - Pope Sixtus V - Triumphantis Hierusalem - On St. Bonaventure, Seraphic Doctor of the Church
1679 - Pope Innocent XI - Sollicitudo - On Fostering and Preserving the Orders of Men Religious
1687 - Pope Innocent XI - Apostolic Constitution Coelestis Pastor - Condemning the Errors of Miguel de Molinos
1713 - Pope Clement XI - Unigenitus - Condemnation of the Errors of Paschasius
1738 - Pope Clement XII - In eminenti - Papal Bull dealing with the condemnation of Freemasonry
1740 - 1758 - Pope Benedict XIV - Numerous
1758 - 1769 - Pope Clement XIII - Numerous
1769 - 1774 - Pope Clement XIV - Numerous
1775 - 1799 - Pope Pius VI - Numerous
1800 - 1823 - Pope Pius VII - Numerous
1823 - 1829 - Pope Leo XII -  Numerous
1829 - 1830 - Pope Pius VIII - Traditi Humilitati (On His Program for His Pontificate)
1831 - 1846 - Pope Gregory XVI - Numerous
1846 - 1878 - Pope Pius IX - Numerous
1878 - 1903 - Pope Leo XIII - Numerous
1903 - 1914 - Pope St. Pius X - Numerous
1914 - 1922 - Pope Benedict XV - Numerous
1922 - 1939 - Pope Pius XI - Numerous
1939 - 1958 - Pope Pius XII - Numerous
1958 - 1963 - Pope John XXIII - Numerous 
1963 - 1978 - Pope Paul VI - Numerous
1978 - 2005 - Pope John Paul II - Numerous


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