The article contains the description of temporal relations in encyclicals of John Paul II. Encyclical is an official letter of pope to his church, which main functions are: propagation, elucidation and interpretation of basic truths of faith in doctrinal (theological, moral and social) context. As a genre encyclical is on stylistic boundary. It is an apostolic letter, sermon, and from the other point of view scientific tract concerning the theological and moral aspects. Genre features of encyclicals, transcendental shape of reality described in these texts, character of religious truths (eternal, universal, and forever topical) influence temporal relations in analyzed materials. In encyclicals dominates present tense, not in current meaning - but in omnitemporal meaning. Past and future tenses play a secondary part, they assist present tense. In encyclical language exists particular all-transitoriness, permanent present, and continuity of current events.
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