Dominum et vivificantem

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Dominum et vivificantem
(Latin: The Lord and Giver of Life)
Encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II
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Date 18 May 1986
Argument On the Holy Spirit in the life of the Catholic Church and the world.
Encyclical number 5 of 14 of the pontificate
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Dominum et vivificantem (Latin: The Lord and Giver of Life) is the fifth encyclical written by Pope John Paul II. The encyclical was promulgated on 18 May 1986. It is a theological examination of the role of the Holy Spirit as it pertains to the modern world and the church and the use of spiritual prayer to renew one's spiritual life.