The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (which merged into the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development since August 2016) has sought to address, through this document, the dramatic problem of the misappropriation and concentration of land, urging its solution and indicating the spirit and objectives that should guide it. For a better distribution of Land. The challenge of agrarian reform draws the attention of those who care about the problems of the world of agriculture and general economic development, especially those responsible at various national and international levels, to the problems of land ownership and encourage them to take necessary and increasingly urgent action. It is not, however, a document of political proposal, because it is not of the Church.
The document For a Better Distribution of Land (Vatican City, November 23, 1997) is available online in the following languages: