On establishing universal peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty. To our venerable brothers the patriarchs, primates, archbishops, bishops and other local . Pacem in Terris, an encyclical written by Pope John XXIII. This is only a summary review. THE LIFE. Papa Giovanni XXIII Enciclica Pacem in Terris. BIRTH AND FIRST YEARS OF LIFE IN THE FAMILY · EDUCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD.

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Pacem In Terris

We acknowledge that this conviction owes its origin chiefly to the terrifying destructive force of modern weapons. Furthermore, the universal common good requires that in every nation friendly relations be fostered in all fields between the citizens and their intermediate societies.

It is indispensable, therefore, that in the training of youth, education should be complete and without terdis, namely, that in the minds of the young religious values should be cultivated and the moral conscience refined in a manner to keep pace with the continuous and ever more abundant assimilation of scientific and technical knowledge.

Secondly, We say that it is an objective earnestly to be desired in itself. Indeed, the passing of such laws undermines the very nature of authority and pwcem in shameful abuse. It is terri clear that any attempt to check the vitality and growth of these ethnic ;acem is a flagrant violation of justice; the more so if such perverse efforts are aimed at their very extinction.

Governmental authority, therefore, is a postulate of the moral order and derives from God.

Its foundation is truth, and it must be brought into effect by justice. Thomas means when he says: But this requires that the fundamental principles upon which peace is based in today’s world be replaced by an altogether different one, namely, the realization that true and lasting peace among nations cannot consist in the possession of an equal supply of armaments but only in mutual trust.

Even if it did so move them, this would be altogether opposed to their dignity as enccilica, endowed with reason and free will.

It is always perfectly justifiable to distinguish between error as such and the person who falls into error—even in the case of men who err regarding the truth or are led astray as a result of their inadequate knowledge, in matters either of religion or of the highest ethical standards. Relations between nations are to be teerris regulated by justice. The special function of this universal authority must be to evaluate and find a solution to economic, social, political and cultural problems which affect the universal common good.

I do not say that, he replies, for I am not dealing now with individual rulers, but with authority itself. Hence justice, right reason, and the recognition of man’s dignity cry out insistently for a cessation to the arms race. They are right, therefore, in their reluctance to submit to an authority imposed by force, established without their co-operation, or not accepted of their own accord.


Every human being has the right to freedom of teerris and of residence within the confines of his own country; and, when there are just reasons for it, the right to emigrate to other countries and take up residence there.

Pacem in Terris (April, 11 ) | John XXIII

And We are confident that this can be achieved, for it is a thing which not only is dictated by common sense, but is in itself most desirable and most fruitful of good. Furthermore, the universal common good requires the encouragement in all nations of every kind of reciprocation between citizens and their intermediate societies. And yet even this must be reckoned insufficient to bring the relationships of daily life into conformity with a more human standard, based, as it must be, on truth, tempered by justice, motivated by mutual love, and holding fast to the practice of freedom.

The Treatment of Minorities As Pope Pius XII said, “man as such, far from being an object or, as it were, an inert element in society, is rather its subject, its basis and its purpose; and so must he be esteemed. And the possession of rights also involves their recognition and respect by other people. It is in reality an act of homage paid to God, the provident Creator of the universe, who has decreed that men’s dealings with one another be regulated in accordance with that order which He Himself has established.

Once this is admitted, it follows that in human society one man’s natural right gives rise to a corresponding duty in other men; the duty, that is, of recognizing and respecting that right. Inspired by such principles, they attain to a better knowledge of the true God—a personal God transcending human nature. It must be an adjustment that is based on mutual trust, sincerity yerris negotiation, and the faithful fulfilment of obligations assumed.

It is also essential that, despite constantly changing conditions, legislators never disregard the moral law encicilca constitutional provision, nor act at variance with the exigencies of the common good. Considering the need, the men who are shouldering this responsibility are far too few in number, yet they are deserving of the highest recognition enccilica society, and We rightfully honor them with Our public praise.

Enciclics Pope explains in this encyclical that conflicts “should not be resolved by recourse to arms, but rather by negotiation”. How teerris does the turmoil of individual men and peoples contrast with the perfect order of the universe! We, for Our part, will pray unceasingly that God may bless these labors by His divine assistance, and make them fruitful.


Like the rays of a gleaming beacon, its principles must guide the plans and policies of men and nations. Augustine seems to be very apt in this regard: We deem it opportune to point out how difficult it is to understand clearly the relation between the objective requirements of justice and concrete situations, namely, to enciflica the degrees and forms in which doctrinal principles and directives ought to be applied to reality.

The amount a worker receives must be sufficient, in proportion to available funds, to allow him and his family a standard of living consistent with human dignity.

Nor is this enough; for human society thrives on freedom, namely, on the use of means which are consistent with the dignity encicllca its individual members, who, being endowed with reason, assume responsibility for their own actions. Not content with this, they are demanding, too, the observance of constitutional procedures in the appointment of public authorities, and are insisting that they exercise their office within this constitutional framework.

He further emphasizes the importance of respect of human rights as an essential consequence of the Christian understanding of men and nuclear disarmament. Truth calls for the elimination of every trace of racial discrimination, and the consequent recognition of the inviolable principle that all States are by nature equal in dignity.

Even though it is difficult to believe that anyone would dare bring upon himself the appalling destruction and sorrow that war would bring in its train, it cannot be denied that the conflagration can be set off by some unexpected and unpremeditated act. Likewise it can happen that one country surpasses another in scientific progress, culture and economic development. Want to be automatically notified of new documents? Very often, experience has taught us, individuals will be found to differ enormously, in knowledge, power, terrid and wealth.

The sentiment of universal ;acem which the Lord has placed in Our heart makes Us feel profound sadness in considering the phenomenon of political refugees: Furthermore, a system must be devised for affording gifted members of society the opportunity of engaging in more advanced studies, with a view to their occupying, as far as possible, positions of responsibility in society in keeping with their natural talent and acquired skill.

While the teaching once it has been clearly set forth is no longer subject to change, the movements, precisely because they take place in the midst of changing conditions, are readily susceptible of change.

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