Redemptoris Missio (Latin for Mission of the Redeemer), subtitled On the permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate, is a Papal encyclical by Pope John Paul II published on December 7, 1990 devoted to the subject of "the urgency of missionary activity"[1] and in which he wished "to invite the Church to renew her missionary commitment."[2]

Table of contents


John Paul II opens the encyclical with the words:

Venerable Brothers, Beloved Sons and Daughters,
Health and the Apostolic Blessing![3]


In the introduction John Paul II expresses what he perceives to be as the urgency of evangelism.


  1. Introduction, 1.
  2. Introduction, 2.
  3. Blessing.

External links

hr:Enciklika Redemptoris missio

id:Redemptoris Missiola:Redemptoris Missiosl:Redemptoris Missio

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