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Ad Caeli Reginam
- On Proclaiming the Queenship of Mary. Encyclical promulgated on 11 October 1954.
Deiparae Virginis Mariae
- Encyclical promulgated on 1 May 1946. Asks the bishops to pray about whether the Assumption of Mary should be defined as dogma.
Divino Afflante Spiritu
- Encyclical promulgated 30 September, 1943. On Biblical studies. HTML, 61K.
- Encyclical on St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the last of the Fathers. Promulgated 24 May, 1953.
- Encyclical on St. Boniface. Promulgated 5 June, 1954.
- Proclaiming a Marian Year to commemorate the centenary of the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Encyclical promulgated on 8 September 1953.
- Encyclical on St. Benedict, promulgated 21 March, 1947.
- Encyclical mentions the theory of evolution and is famous for condemning polygenism. Promulgated 12 August, 1950. In HTML.
Le Pèlerinage de Lourdes
- Encyclical addressed to the bishops of France, issued during the centenary year of the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes.
- Apostolic Constitution, November 1, 1950, on proclaiming the dogma of the Assumption.
Orientales Omnes Ecclesias
- Encyclical on the 350th anniversary of the reunion of the Ruthenian Church with Rome. Promulgated 23 December, 1945.
- On Saint Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria. Encyclical promulgated 9 April, 1944.
Pope Pius XII's Easter Message
- April 13, 1941. Asks belligerants to spare civilians, and to refrain from escalating tactics of mass destruction.
- An allocution read on the occasion of the canonization of Pope St. Pius X, in 1954.
The Service of Truth
- A letter sent by Pius XII to the Archbishop of Westminster, marking the centenary of John Henry Newman's reception into the Catholic Church.
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