What are the important features of quadregesimo anno?

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     The Quadragesimo anno (Latin,"In the 40th Year") is an encyclical, a letter from the Catholic Church, given by Pope Pius XI in 1931 forty years after Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum novarum (Latin, "Revolutionary Change").  The letter was an addressment of social order and change.  The important points are as follows:

Private Property - Pope Pius XI states private property is an essential freedom which should belong to the individual.  Any leader who denies personal property rights is similarly denying individual freedoms.  However, the Pope also noted the government had an obligation to monitor the property and address wrongs against the...

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