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Catechesis of the Popes is dedicated to looking at the Wednesday General Audiences of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Far from being arbitrary, these weekly gatherings are the pope’s systematic catechesis on a variety of different themes.

These audiences are often available both online and in book form. The purpose of this website is to organize these links in a way that is useful and accessible.

This site is divided into two principle categories: Major Catechetical Themes and Other Themes.  The “Major Catechetical Themes” are the 14 major series of catecheses given by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI from 1979 to the present.  The “Other Themes” are more informal arrangements of various audiences around a particular theme of interest.  These other themes should not be construed as any sort of official Church listing.  They are given solely for the benefit of those who seek to delve more deeply into a given topic of study.

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