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Relevant Documents From The Past
  • Octobri Mense (On the Rosary) - Pope Leo XIII, September 22, 1891

  • Humanae Vitae (On the Regulation of Human Births) July 25, 1968 - Pope Paul VI, July 25, 1968

  • Sicut Dudum - Against the Enslaving of Black Natives from the Canary Islands - Pope Eugene IV January 13, 1435

  • Casti Connubii (On Christian Marriage) - Pope Pius XI, December 31, 1930 


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