An apostolic exhortation is a type of communication from the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. It encourages a community of people to undertake a particular activity, but does not define Church doctrine. It is considered lower in formal authority than a papal encyclical, but higher than other ecclesiastical letters.
- Christifideles Laici (Christ’s Faithful People)
- Ecclesia in America (The Church in America)
- Ecclesia in Asia (The Church in Asia)
- Ecclesia in Europa (The Church in Europe)
- Evangelii Nuntiandi (On Evangelization in the Modern Age)
- Familiaris Consortio (On the Christian Family in the Modern World)
- Pastores Gregis (For the Hope of the World)
- Pastores Dabo Vobis (Shepherds After My Own Heart)
- Reconciliatio and Pœnitentia (On Reconciliation and Penance)
- Redemptoris Custos (Guardian of The Redeemer)
- Sacramentum Caritatis (On the Sacrament of Love)
- Vita Consecrata(On the Consecrated Life)
- ↑ "Categories of Documents". Eternal Word Television Network: The See of Peter. http://www.ewtn.com/HolySee/pontiff/categories.asp.
- ↑ "Encyclicals, Apostolic Letters and Other Papal Writings". April 26, 2005. http://catholicexchange.com/2005/04/26/83202/.