Sollicitudo rei socialis

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Sollicitudo rei socialis
(Latin: The social concern)
Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II
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Date 30 December 1987
Argument Twentieth anniversary of the encyclical Populorum Progressio
Encyclical number 7 of 14 of the Pontificate
Text in Latin
in English
Social Teaching
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Pope Leo XIII
Quod apostolici muneris
Rerum novarum

Pope Pius XI
Quadragesimo anno

Pope Pius XII
Social teachings

Pope John XXIII
Mater et magistra
Pacem in terris

Vatican II
Dignitatis humanae
Gaudium et spes

Pope Paul VI
Populorum progressio

Pope John Paul II
Laborem exercens
Sollicitudo rei socialis
Centesimus annus
Evangelium vitae

Pope Benedict XVI
Deus caritas est
Caritas in veritate

Pope Francis
Lumen fidei

Social teachings of the Popes
Tranquillitas Ordinis

Notable figures
Gaspard Mermillod
René de La Tour du Pin
Heinrich Pesch
Dorothy Day
Óscar Romero
Joseph Bernardin
Hilaire Belloc
G. K. Chesterton
Thomas Woods

Sollicitudo rei socialis is an encyclical promulgated by Pope John Paul II on 30 December 1987, on the twentieth anniversary of Populorum progressio. It is part of a larger body of writings known as Catholic social teaching that trace their origin to Rerum novarum, which was issued by Pope Leo XIII in 1891.

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