Pope Benedict XVI: Year of Faith Announcement

Year of Faith Announcement

A special Year of the Faith will be held from 11 October 2012, the anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, until 24 November 2013, Solemnity of Christ the King. That was the announcement made by Pope Benedict during his homily at a Mass concluding a conference on the New Evangelization.

It was also a theme taken up and reiterated at the Angelus, before many of the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square.

Speaking about his decision to invoke this "Year of Faith" Pope Benedict said it was "to 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". The Pope explained that the year ...