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Pope announces a coming “Year of Faith”

2011-10-17

Benedict XVI
“It will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him and to proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time.”


The pope also wrote an apostolic letter explaining the Year of Faith in more detail. He did note that this initiative would serve to help people during their moments of doubt.

Benedict XVI
“It will give new impetus to the mission of the whole Church to lead men out of the desert in which they often find themselves, to the place of life, of friendship with Christ, who gives us life in abundance.”

The Year of Faith is scheduled to begin on October 11, 2012 and last until November 24 in 2013.


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