Definition of encyclical in English:
A papal letter sent to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church.
- For the next hundred years, scholars, theologians, and students will be pouring over the papal encyclicals that have come out of the Vatican.
- Still, he relies exclusively on the magisterial expressions found in the new catechism and in papal encyclicals.
- At that time, English Catholic school children studied the papal encyclicals Rerum novarum and Quadragesimo anno.
Definition of encyclical in:
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