JoMaCC Journal of Modern and Contemporary Christianity

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Fascicolo | 3 | 1 | 2024
Articolo | «L’Enciclica Pascendi dei tempi moderni»

«L’Enciclica Pascendi dei tempi moderni»

The opening of the Vatican archives for the Pacelli pontificate brought to light the draft of a hitherto unknown encyclical by Pius XII on modern errors. It was prepared by a commission of the Holy Office between 1956 and 1958. The final draft, entitled Cultum Regi Regum, addressed all areas of ecclesial, moral and social life with a panoptic vision and was intended to be “the Encyclical Pascendi of modern times” and a synthesis of Pius XII’s pontificate. Eight years after Humani generis and a few days before Pius XII’s death, the unpublished encyclical represents, if nothing else, the position of the Holy Office on the eve of the pontificate of John XXIII.

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Presentato: 17 Gennaio 2024 | Accettato: 28 Febbraio 2024 | Pubblicato: 23 Aprile 2024 | Lingua: it

Keywords Encyclical France Pius XII Nouvelle Théologie Holy Office

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