Acta Apostolicae Sedis

Acta Apostolicae Sedis (AAS ) is since 1909 the gazette of the Holy See.

Its predecessor was from 1869 to 1908 to 1904, the semi-official journal Acta Sanctae Sedis (ASS ).

On September 29, 1908 Pope Pius X promulgated solemnly with an Apostolic Constitution, the publication of the AAS. Since January 1909 appear here all pronouncements of the Vatican in Latin. The paper appeared earlier yearly, monthly since 2003.

In other publications published documents are not necessarily fully. It is different with the published here: You are without reservation, where appropriate, with the force of law. In the Code of Canon Law provides: General ecclesiastical laws are promulgated by publication in the official gazette Acta Apostolicae Sedis, if not in some cases a different Promulgationsweise is required [ ... ]

The Vatican State laws and regulations in the supplement Leggi e Disposizioni dello Stato della Città del Vaticano. Supplement ad " Acta Apostolicae Sedis ", published since 1929, such as the force since 2001 Basic Law of the State of Vatican City.

Part of the Curia authorities has its own official publications in which their (also important ) statements will be published. Papal pronouncements found in the 19th and in the first half of the 20th century, often in church official journals as an impression again, currently stand here by the Episcopal Conferences separate publication series available.