See this online text:
- “Libertas”: Encyclical Letter on the Nature of Human Liberty, by Pope Leo XIII, 20 June 1888. Also known as “Libertas Praestantissimum”. May be read online on this page of the Holy See; and available in PDF format on this page of The Catholic Society.
- See also the article “Pope Leo XIII: a Critique of the Modern World” by Michael L. Brock (from Catholic Culture.org), which examines the contemporary world in light of the teachings of Pope Leo; and the article “Democracy and Religious Communities: The Riddle of Pluralism” by Habib C. Malik (on the website of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences), which relates some of the principles in the encyclical to the condition of minorities confronted with Political Islam.
“If you continue faithful to my word, you are my disciples in earnest; so you will come to know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (St. John 8:31-32)