Apostolic Letters

The term Apostolic Letters (Litterae apostolicae in Latin) has two uses in Roman Catholicism:

  1. The letters of the Apostles to Christian communities or those in authority, i.e. the Pauline Epistles, the Letter to the Hebrews, together with the seven General epistles of the other Apostles.
  2. various documents issued by the Pope or in his name.

Other articles related to "letters, apostolic letters":

Abbreviator - Erection Into A College of Prelates
... Cardinal Vice-Chancellor, subscribe the letters and have the principal part in examining, revising, and expediting the apostolic letters to be issued with the leaden seal that the ... that might arise about the form and quality of the letters, of the clauses and decrees to be adjoined to the apostolic letters, and sometimes about the payment of the emoluments and other contingencies ... examiners on first appearance of letters ...

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