Various documents written by popes, councils, and synods on evangelization describe for the Church what the nature, purpose, and mission of evangelization is. Below is list of documents categorized according to author. Some of these documents may be difficult to understand as well as lengthy, therefore other resources may be available to aide the reader. By clicking the titles of each document you will be re-directed to the entire document on the Vatican website.    

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      EVANGELII  NUNTIANDI        APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION 
OF HIS HOLINESS 
POPE PAUL VI

  

 This document was written by Pope Paul VI on December 8, 1975. It came after the Second Vatican Council, but sprang from the discussions that took place in the council. This document is often referred to as the foundational document for the New Evangelization, although Paul VI did not coin the term the New Evangelization

  APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
CATECHESI TRADENDAE
OF POPE JOHN PAUL II
ON CATECHESIS IN OUR TIME

 St. John Paul II as author of this document speaks on the nature of catechesis and how it relates to evangelization. At the heart of catechesis is a person, and that person is Jesus Christ.  

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
EVANGELII GAUDIUM
OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL
IN TODAY’S WORLD

Written by Pope Francis, this document deals with current issues which get in the way of our mission of evangelization. More importantly he highlights the joy that comes from proclaiming Jesus to others, and the joy that comes from embracing the gift the Jesus offers for us.