Study Aids

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is pleased to announce the publication of a series of multimedia resources, available online, to promote the spread and deepening of the Social Doctrine of the Church.

These initiatives have been made with the awareness that the media and new technologies should be used for the promotion of the dignity of persons and peoples, and that these media are animated by the charity at the service of truth, goodness and the natural and supernatural fraternity.
Goal of this initiative is that these popular tools offer extensive help to the community, promoting universal participation in the common search for what is right (cf. CV, 73).

We hope that these resources will be fruitful for Christian education and formation of consciousness, indispensable basis for discernment and action of various agents that into the Church are called to realize the "new evangelization of society" and are invited to enrich with similar initiatives.



On  ebooks of the following official texts authorized by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana are available:

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (ed.2005) [ITA]

Catechism of the Catholic Church (ed. 1999) [ITA]

Liturgy of the Hours (4 Tomi in Latin), (ed. 2010).

Ebooks are in PDF format and can be read on most devices ereader (kobo, Sony, Kindle, other), Ipad, Tablet, provided with touch screen. They are equipped with navigation keys, indexes and tables of linked contents that make it easy to browse through the texts and research sections of interest.

Doctrinal Ebooks are particularly appropriate for catechetical and pastoral activities and for a possible projection of content on large screens.

Layout is accurate and pleasant, it reflects layouts on paper and, in the case of the

Liturgy of the Hours, is identical to the paper editions.

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APP for Android - Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church 

An APP for Android developped by Roland Adoko, student of the Institut Artisans de Paix-Centre Chant d'Oiseau, in Cotonou, Benin. 

The APP contains resources for the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Cathecism of the Catholic Church, Vatican II Documents, the prayer of the Rosary...and other useful tools, in French and other languages. 

The link  to download it: 

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church



Summa Theologiae, St. Thomas Aquinas


COMPENDIUM of the Cathecism




which contains:


a)     text of  the Encyclical Letter Caritas in veritate;

b)     labels for a brief presentation of the Encyclical letter;

c)      Video for a better comprehension of the Encyclical Letter.



which contains:


a)       All documents from the International Congress on the 50° Anniversary of Mater et Magistra "Justice and Globalisation: from Mater et Magistra to Caritas in veritate"; 

b)      Records for the catechesis of adults, to deepen the main notions of Caritas in Veritate (ITA, ENG, FRA, ESP). 

c)    Slides to deepen the main notions of Caritas in Veritate (ITA, ESP).


The documentary video by Eurofilm Audiovisivi Snc "The practice of charity" (ENG, ITA, ESP) presenting the activity of the Instituto de Doctrina Social Cristiana (IMDOSOC) of Mexico.


The App " Dottrina sociale della chiesa " for IOS devices, available on the Appstore of iTunes. (ITA, ESP), which contains:

  1. The cards for the catechesis of adults, based on the main notions of the Encyclical Letter Caritas in Veritate (ITA, ESP)
  2. Ebooks of the Encyclical Letter Caritas in Veritate and of  the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.