Key Teachings

The key teachings of Pope Benedict XVI

In this section of the website you will find extracts and downloadable PDF's of Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclicals on Chairty in Truth, God is Love and Saved by Hope. You will also find a summary of the published Book Jesus of Nazareth.



A Papal Encyclical is a circular letter which is written by a Pope to an audience of bishops and is intended to guide them in their ministry. Every encyclica... Read more

Apostolic Constitution

Anglicanorum Coetibus

An Apostolic Constitution is a Vatican document of the highest authority issued by the Pope. In November 2009, the Holy See published the Apostolic Constitut...Read more

Published Work

Jesus of Nazareth

Pope Benedict XVI’s book Jesus of Nazareth was released in Rome on 16 April 2007. It is the first part of a two-volume work. This first volume examines the p...Read more