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
Text in Latin
in English

Dominum et vivificantem ("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.

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