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The Bible, Qur'an, Torah

Reference list

Not required


(Book Chapter:Verse, Version)

(Matthew 5:16, New Revised Standard Version)

(Qur'an 16:128)


  • Version information is only required the first time you cite the text.
  • If directly quoting the text, page numbers are not required as the chapter and verse information is sufficient.

Vatican documents

Reference list

Published as a print book

Author. (Year). Title. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Francis. (2015). Ecclesia de Eucharistia. Encyclical on climate change & inequality: on care for our common home. Brooklyn, NY : Melville House.

Found online

Author. (Year). Title. Retrieved from http://URL

John Paul II. (2003). Ecclesia de Eucharistia. Retrieved from


(Francis, 2015) or Pope Francis (2015) declared…

"Through divine revelation, God chose to show forth and communicate Himself..." (Dei Verbum, #6)

" Therefore both sacred tradition and Sacred Scripture are to be accepted and venerated with the same sense of loyalty and reverence." (DV, #9)


  • Use Pope's name as author in reference list, not including the title "Pope".
  • If directly quoting the text found online, use paragraph number (para.) in place of page number, e.g. (John Paul II, 2003, para. 3)
  • The following are some common abbreviations for church documents:

CCC    Catechism of the Catholic Church

CS      The Catholic School

CT      Catechesi Tradendae

DV      Dei Verbum

GDC   General Directory for Catechesis (1997)

RDE   The Religious Dimension of education in a Catholic School

REF   The Renewal of the Education of Faith

  • The first time a church document is cited, it must be referred to in full.  Subsequent citations may use the abbreviation
  • When a church document is cited, the section number must be included (#4)