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A papal bull is a particular type of letters patent or charter issued by a Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. It is named after the lead seal that was appended to the end in order to authenticate it.

Papal bull of Pope Urban VIII, 1637, sealed with a lead bulla.
The Apostolic constitution Magni aestimamus issued as a Papal bull by Pope Benedict XVI in 2011 which instituted the Military Ordinariate of Bosnia and Herzegovina

A papal bull is a particular type of letters patent or charter issued by a Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. It is named after the lead seal (bulla) that was appended to the end in order to authenticate it.

An exhibition shows in Rome the original Papal Bull of the first Jubilee Year of 1300

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Terra Huber on “The Conservation of a 16th Century Papal Bull on Parchment”

Friday, April 29, 2016 Terra Huber, Assistant Paper Conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, gives a talk entitled, “The Conservation of a ...

Martin Luther & The Papal Bull | Episode 22 | Lineage

Martin Luther was not left to live his life in peace but encountered repeated opposition and trial. The Church of Rome took the threat so seriously that a Papal ...

Legalisation of torture in the Papal Bull "Ad exstirpanda" -- Recited text

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Legalisation of torture in the Papal Bull "Ad exstirpanda" – Recited text · Jordi Savall The Forgotten Kingdom ...

How Land Was Stolen: Inter Caetera Bull: Pope Alexander VI - May 4th 1493

This is a brief over-view of the Pope Alexander VI's Demarcation Bull - May 4th 1493. (The Gilder Lehrman Collection - GLC04093) The Papal Bull “Inter Caetera ...