Apostolic Constitution - In teaching, it includes solemn Magisterial acts of the Pope; in governance, the most significant acts, including erecting dioceses, changing their status, rules for a papal election and the like.


1. JP2FIDEI.HTM -- VIEW

Fidei Depositum

Apostolic Constitution promulgating the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Issued 11 October, 1992.


2. JP2LEGES.HTM -- VIEW

Promulgation of the New Code of Canon Law

Apostolic Constitution Sacrae Disciplinae Leges of January 25, 1983.


3. JP2SAPIE.HTM -- VIEW                      

On Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties

Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana. Issued on March 15, 1979. John Paul emphasizes the importance of Catholic universities in imparting instruction in Christian wisdom so that people's lives and conduct might be formed and a higher culture might be promoted.


4.  JP2VACAN.HTM -- VIEW                     

On the Vacancy of the Apostolic See and the Election of the Roman Pontiff

Universi Dominici Gregis issued on February 22, 1996.


5. JP2UNIVE.HTM -- VIEW                      

On Catholic Universities

Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Issued on August 15, 1990. It states that a Catholic university has the honor and responsiblity to consecrate itself without reserve to the cause of truth. This is its way of serving at one and the same time both the dignity of man and the good of the Church.


6.  JPTHESAU.HTM -- VIEW

Scripturarum Thesaurus

Apostolic Constitution of April 25, 1979, by which the new Vulgate edition of the Holy Bible is declared "typical" and is promulgated.


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