Documents

Evangelii Gaudium - Pope Francis I

Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) is the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis issued on 4 December, 2013. In this document, Pope Francis encourages us "to embark upon a new chapter of evangelisation marked by" the joy of the gospel which, he describes, is the sense of freedom experienced when one has encountered the love of God.

Evangelii Nuntiandi - Pope Paul VI

Evangelii Nuntiandi (Evangelisation in the Modern World) is the apostolic exhortation of His Holiness Pope Paul VI issued on 8 December, 1975. This seminal document is addressed to all the faithful of the world and explores the continuing mission of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people. It offers an excellent definition of evangelisation and an understanding of the divine origin and inspiration of the action of evangelisation.

Redemptoris Missio - Pope John Paul II

Redemptoris Missio (Mission of the Redeemer) is an encyclical published by Pope John Paul II on 7 December, 1990. The focus of the letter is an invitation to the Church to renew her commitment to missionary activity.

Novo Millennio Ineunte - Pope John Paul II

Novo Millenio Ineunte (At the Beginning of the New Millennium) is an apostolic letter written by Pope John Paul II at the conclusion of the Great Jubilee in 2000. It outlines the priorities of the Catholic Church entering into a new millennium with a particular emphasis on the universal call to holiness, the importance of prayer and offers practical steps for renewal in the current millennium. 

Synod of Bishops - The New Evangelisation (Final List of Propositions)

The Synod on The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith was held from 7-28 October, 2012. A list of propositions was compiled by the Bishops following their discussions at the Assembly.

Christifideles Laici - Pope John Paul II

Chrisitfideles Laici (The Lay Members of Christ's Faithful People) is the apostolic exhortation that arose from the 1987 synod of bishops on the vocation and mission of the laity in the Church and the world. The document explores many ways in which the lay faithful can participate and contribute to the life of the Church and are uniquely placed for evangelisation because of their immersion in the secular world. It was released by Pope John Paul II on 30 December, 1988.