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The Vatican Publishing House (Italian: Libreria Editrice Vaticana; Latin: Officina libraria editoria Vaticana; LEV) is a publisher established by the Holy See in 1926. It is responsible for publishing official documents of the Roman Catholic Church, including Papal bulls and encyclicals. On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Pope Francis decreed in a motu proprio ("on his own initiative") apostolic letter that the Vatican Publishing House would eventually be incorporated into a newly-established Secretariat for Communications in the Roman Curia.
In 1926, the library was separated from the printing and transformed into autonomous body that was entrusted with the sale of books that were being made to print by the Holy See.
It has its own constitution and its own rules. The statutes of LEV 'Article 2 states: "The Libreria Editrice Vaticana has the fundamental aim of publishing the documents of the Supreme Pontiff and the Holy See."
- List of papal bulls
- List of Encyclicals of Pope Pius XI
- List of Encyclicals of Pope Pius XII
- List of Encyclicals of Pope John XXIII
- List of Encyclicals of Pope Paul VI
- List of Encyclicals of Pope John Paul II
- List of Encyclicals of Pope Benedict XVI
- "Anniversaries and Exhibitions". The Catholic Historical Review. 92 (2): 470–481. April 2007. doi:10.1353/cat.2007.0153. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
- Pope John Paul II. "Pastor Bonus".
- Owen, Richard (2006-01-23). "Vatican 'cashes in' by putting price on the Pope's copyright". The Times. London. Retrieved 2008-05-01.