October 17, 2011. (Romereports.com)
Benedict XVI's has published his apostolic letter called “Porta Fidei” or “Door of faith” in English. This document officially calls for “Year of the Faith.” It will take place from October 11, 2012 until November 24, 2013. It's set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Vatican II.
This Apostolic Letter emphasizes that “believing is not a private matter” and that faith “has a social responsibility.”
Benedict XVI invites Catholics to actively engage on behalf of the New
Evangelization to “rediscover the joy of believing and the enthusiasm
for communicating the faith.”
- FULL TEXT OF POPE'S APOSTOLIC LETTER ON THE YEAR OF FAITH -