RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR RC 56
Extent130 ff.
TitleRelations with the Vatican: Subjects of Discussion and Controversy: Papal Decrees and Encyclicals texts & translations
Date1928-1982
DescriptionPapers relating to papal decrees and encyclicals, including: English text of Pope Pius XI's encyclical 'Mortalium Animos', 1928, with an introduction by Cardinal Bourne (ff.1-5); text of Pope Pius XII's apostolic constitution 'Sacramentum Ordinis', 1947, as published in Nouvelle Revue Théologique, May 1948 , with a letter to Dr. Prestige from the Revd. T.M. Parker (Pusey House) referering to it (ff.6-21); Monsignor Ronald Knox's English text of Pope Pius XII's encyclical 'Humani Generis' published in The Tablet, 2 Sept. 1950 (ff.23-24); letter from Marcus Cheke, British Legation to the Holy See, to the Foreign Secretary, Selwyn Lloyd, about the encyclical 'Princeps Pastorum', 2 December 1959 (ff.25-31); English text of Pope John XIII's encyclical 'Mater et Magistra' in The Tablet, 22 July 1961 (ff.32-38); copy of a letter from Fulham Palace, 11 April 1963, [from Robert Stopford, Bishop of London?] welcoming Pope John's encyclical 'Pacem in Terris' (f.39); English text of Pope Paul VI's encyclical 'Ecclesiam Suam', 6 August 1964 (ff.40-67); letter in Greek from Athenagoras, Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, 20 August 1964, about the encyclical 'Ecclesiam Suam' (ff.68-78); English text of Pope Paul VI's apostolic letter 'motu proprio' erecting a Synod of Bishops for the Universal Church, 15 September 1965 (ff.79-81); letter from Cardinal Igino Cardinale enclosing the text of the new 'professio fidei', July 1967 (ff.82-83); papers relating to the encyclical 'Humani Vitae', including (ff.84-110): a letter from Cardinal Cicognani; dissenting views of some English Catholics; reaction of the Lambeth Conference, reacton of Archbishop Athenagoras of Thyateira and Great Britain, 5 August 1968: statement of the Belgian hierarchy, 30 August 1968: statement of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, September 1968: letter from Robert Sencourt to Archbishop Ramsey with reply; note of a conversation between Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Cardinal Willebrands, 20 January 1969; English text of Declaration on Certain Questions concerning Sexual Ethics publihshed in The Tablet, 24 January 1976 (111-115); article in The Clergy Review vol.LXI, no. 4, April 1976 on 'Evangelii Nuntiandi' and the Declaration on Certain Questions concerning Sexual Ethics (ff.116-118); letter from Prof Gordon Dunstan enclosing his comments on ' The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World' in response to a request from Bishop Howe (ff.119-124); presentation of the Apostolic Exhortation 'Familiaris Consortio', Dec. 1981, and correspondenc about it between Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury and Monsignor Ramon Torella (ff.125-130).
Covering dates 1928; 1947-1982.
LanguageSome Latin, French and Greek

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