Graves de communi re

Graves de communi re
(Latin: )
Encyclical letter of Pope Leo XIII
Tametsi futura prospicientibus Gravissimas
Date 18 January 1901
Argument On Christian Democracy
Encyclical number 76 of 85 of the pontificate
Text in English

Graves de communi re was an encyclical written by Pope Leo XIII in 1901, on Christian Democracy. It is part of a larger body of writings known as Catholic social teaching, that trace their origin to Rerum novarum which was issued by Pope Leo XIII in 1891. While reaffirming the Church's opposition to individualistic liberal capitalism, it also denied that the new ideals of Christian Democracy were an endorsement of the principles of a democratic political system.[1]

See also


  1. Conway, Martin, Catholic Politics in Europe 1918-1945 (London-New York, 1997), p. 24.

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