Recent Major Papal Documents

Major Papal DocumentsAuthorTypeDateDescending
Procedure regarding reports pursuant to art. 7 of the Statute of the Office of the Auditor General Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisLaw2024.01.24
Decree relating to the publication of regulatory measures in the Vatican City Italiano (Italian)

 Vatican City 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2024.01.16
On the limits and modalities of ordinary administration English Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2024.01.16
Primum quidem gratias ago Deo français (French)
For the 350ᵗʰ anniversary of the Church of Quebec
Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2023.12.08
Modifying the Motu Proprio “On transparency, control and competition in the procedures for awarding public contracts of the Holy See and Vatican City State” of 19 May 2020, and the related “Rules” and “Jurisdictional Protection” Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.11.27
Ad theologiam promovendam Italiano (Italian)
Approving new statutes of the Pontifical Academy of Theology
Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.11.01
C’est la confiance English français (French) Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)
On confidence in the merciful love of God for the 150ᵗʰ anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

 mercy 

Pope FrancisApostolic Exhortation2023.10.15
Laudate Deum English français (French) Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)
On the climate crisis

 climate 

Pope FrancisApostolic Exhortation2023.10.04
Decree appointing the Pontifical Delegate to the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome English Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.09.14
Modifying Canons 295-296 regarding Personal Prelatures Italiano (Italian)

 canon law 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.08.08
Decree of Appointment of the members of the Higher Coordination Council of the Pontifical Lateran University English Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.08.01
On the entities for formation to the Priesthood in the territory of the Diocese of Rome and appointment of Rector of the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary English Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.07.04
Sublimitas et Miseria Hominis English français (French) Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)
On the 4ᵗʰ centenary of the birth of Blaise Pascal
Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2023.06.19
Fundamental Law of Vatican City State Italiano (Italian)

 Vatican City 

Pope FrancisLaw2023.05.13
Iam Pridem Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Modifying norms of the Eastern Churches on Bishops who have reached eighty years of age

 canon law   Eastern Churches 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.04.16
Amending the penal law and judicial system of the Vatican City State Italiano (Italian)

 canon law   Vatican City 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.04.12
Modifying the terms of recourse of a member dismissed from an Institute of Consecrated Life English Italiano (Italian)

 canon law   religious 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.04.02
Vos estis lux mundi Italiano (Italian)
On measures to prevent and fight sexual abuse (updated)

 canon law   sexual abuse 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.03.25
Vocare peccatores latine (Latin)
On the reform of the penal law of the Eastern Churches

 canon law 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.03.20
Il Diritto Nativo Italiano (Italian)
On the patrimony of the Apostolic See
Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.02.20
Regulation of the Independent Supervisory Commission of the Vicariate of Rome English Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.02.14
In ecclesiarum communione Italiano (Italian)
On the ordering of the Vicariate of Rome
Pope FrancisApostolic Constitution2023.01.06
Decree for the assignment of sectors, areas and pastoral services to the Auxiliary Bishops of the Diocese of Rome English Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2023.01.06
Totum amoris est English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin) español (Spanish)
On the 4ᵗʰ centenary of the death of Saint Francis de Sales
Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2022.12.28
On the instrumental juridical persons of the Roman Curia Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2022.12.05
On Caritas Internationalis English français (French) Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2022.11.21
Decree for the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta English Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2022.09.03
Decree on the full legal representation of the Second Section of the Dicastery for Evangelisation English Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2022.08.01
Ad charisma tuendum Italiano (Italian)
On Opus Dei
Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2022.07.14
Desiderio desideravi English français (French) Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)
On the liturgical formation of the People of God

 liturgy 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2022.06.29
Recognitum Librum VI Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Modifying canon 695 §1 of the Code of Canon Law

 canon law 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2022.04.26
Prædicate evangelium English Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)
On the Roman Curia and its service to the Church and to the world

 canon law   Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisApostolic Constitution2022.03.19
Assegnare alcune competenze Italiano (Italian)
Modifying some rules in the Code of Canon Law and the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches

 canon law   Mass 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2022.02.11
Fidem servare English Italiano (Italian)
Modifying the internal structure of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith

 Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2022.02.11
Establishing the Pontifical Commission for the Verification and Application of Mitis Iudex in the Churches of Italy English Italiano (Italian)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2021.11.17
Traditionis custodes English Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)
On the use of the Roman Liturgy prior to the Reform of 1970

 Tridentine 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2021.07.16
Pascite gregem Dei English Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin) español (Spanish)
Reforming Book VI of the Code of Canon Law

 canon law 

Pope FrancisApostolic Constitution2021.05.23
Antiquum ministerium English français (French) Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)
Instituting the ministry of the Catechist

 catechist 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2021.05.10
Amending the jurisdiction of the judicial bodies of Vatican City State English Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)

 Vatican City 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2021.04.30
On provisions on transparency in the management of public finances English Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)

 Roman Curia   Vatican City 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2021.04.26
Lucis æternæ English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin) español (Spanish)
On the 7ᵗʰ centenary of the death of Dante Alighieri
Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2021.03.25
On the containment of expenditures for employees of the Holy See, the Governorate of Vatican City State, and other connected Entities English Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2021.03.23
On amendments in matters of justice English Italiano (Italian)

 Vatican City 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2021.02.08
Spiritus Domini English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin) español (Spanish)
Modifying Canon 230 §1 of the Code of Canon Law regarding access of women to the ministries of Lector and Acolyte

 acolyte   canon law   lector 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2021.01.10
On certain competencies in economic-financial matters English Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)

 Roman Curia 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2020.12.26
Patris corde English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin) español (Spanish)
For the 150ᵗʰ anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church

 St. Joseph 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2020.12.08
Ab initio English Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)
Modifying Canon 435 §1 and 506 §1 of the Code of Canon of the Eastern Churches

 canon law   Eastern Churches   religious 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2020.11.21
Authenticum charismatis English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin) español (Spanish)
Modifying Canon 579 of the Code of Canon Law

 canon law   religious 

Pope FrancisMotu Proprio2020.11.01
Fratelli tutti English français (French) Italiano (Italian) español (Spanish)
On fraternity and social friendship

 inter-religious dialogue   social 

Pope FrancisEncyclical2020.10.03
Scripturæ Sacræ affectus English français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin) español (Spanish)
On the 16ᵗʰ centenary of the death of Saint Jerome

 Bible 

Pope FrancisApostolic Letter2020.09.30
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