Catholic News Service
On March 26, 1967, Blessed Paul VI promulgated his social encyclical “Populorum Progressio” (“The Progress of Peoples”).
In doing this, Blessed Paul continued in the footsteps of his predecessors Pope Leo XIII, Pope Pius XI and St. John XXIII in enunciating the church’s social teaching and how it was to be implemented throughout in the world.
Just as Pope Leo XIII had done in 1891 when he focused his encyclical “Rerum Novarum” on the changes happening in the world between workers and business owners, Blessed Paul focused his attention on the changes happening at the end of colonialism and the spread of industrialization. Read more »