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Pope says spiritually dry world needs faith of Christians

Oct 24, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said at his Oct. 24 general audience that the world’s “spiritual desert” must be transformed into “fertile soil” by Christians who live their faith to its fullest.

Pope will deliver year-long teaching series on restoring faith

Oct 17, 2012 - 01:33 pm .- At his first general audience during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI initiated a new, year-long cycle of teachings aimed at healing the division between what Christians say they profess, what they actually believe, and how they live their lives.

Leader of rescued Chilean miners visits Pope for Year of Faith

Oct 16, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- On the second anniversary of the historic rescue of 33 workers from a mine in Chile, the group's leader  attended a Mass opening the Year of Faith at the Vatican on Oct.11, thanking Pope Benedict for his prayers.

Catholic dioceses create phone apps for Year of Faith

Oct 15, 2012 - 01:45 pm .- The beginning of the Catholic Church’s Year of Faith comes at a time when several dioceses have released smart phone apps to inform Catholics and help them live out their faith.

Church's joy more humble today than 50 years ago, Pope reflects

Oct 12, 2012 - 01:38 pm .- Pope Benedict believes that the Catholic Church of 2012 possesses “a more sober and humble joy” compared to the optimism that marked the Second Vatican Council’s opening 50 years ago.

At Year of Faith opening, Orthodox patriarch hopes for unity

Oct 11, 2012 - 04:40 pm .- Orthodox Christianity’s most significant bishop told Pope Benedict XVI that the Year of Faith should spur greater prayer, hope and effort towards the unity of their two Churches.

Pope opens Year of Faith, calls for return to Vatican II documents

Oct 11, 2012 - 09:44 am .- Pope Benedict XVI opened the Year of Faith in Rome with a call for a new evangelization rooted in an authentic interpretation of the documents of the Second Vatican Council.

Faith a treasure shared by evangelizing, reflects Mexican bishop

Oct 10, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- Bishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cardenas of Cancun, Mexico urged the faithful to live their God-given faith courageously and share it with others during the Year of Faith which opens Oct. 11.

Year of Faith chance to deepen love for Christ through sacraments

Oct 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops' catechesis and evangelization committee has called upon Catholics to draw closer to Christ by deepening their understanding of the sacraments during the Year of Faith.

Year of Faith opening will relive iconic Vatican II moments

Oct 9, 2012 - 10:23 am .- A procession of over 400 bishops from around the world will form a key part of the ceremony to open the Church’s Year of Faith on Oct. 11, a day that will also mark the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council.

Pope promotes rediscovering Rosary during Year of Faith

Oct 8, 2012 - 03:45 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is suggesting that families and parishes rediscover the prayer of the Rosary in the Year of Faith, which begins later this week.

Plenary indulgence announced for the Year of Faith

Oct 5, 2012 - 06:05 pm .- The Holy See announced Oct. 5 that Pope Benedict XVI has granted a plenary indulgence for the Year of Faith, which will last from Oct. 11, 2012 to Nov. 24, 2013.

Pope entrusts Year of Faith, evangelization synod to Mary

Oct 4, 2012 - 11:48 am .- Pope Benedict XVI made a one-day pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Loreto in Italy to entrust the forthcoming Synod of Bishops and Year of Faith to the Virgin Mary.

Catholics encouraged to participate in Year of Faith through sacraments, prayer

Sep 24, 2012 - 02:53 pm .- The leader of the U.S. bishops' evangelization committee has offered suggestions on ways for the faithful to take part in the upcoming Year of Faith through sacramental participation, prayer and action.

Cardinal calls priests to conversion as Year of Faith nears

Sep 24, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima, Peru said the Year of Faith decreed by Pope Benedict XVI should be a time of conversion for priests, so that others “may see the presence of God in us.”

At England’s Marian shrine, Bishop Davies urges full embrace of faith

Aug 28, 2012 - 03:32 pm .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has encouraged English Catholics to prepare for the Year of Faith by embracing and proclaiming Catholicism in its entirety.

Vatican rolls out events, logo for Year of Faith

Jun 21, 2012 - 12:21 pm .- Many of the Vatican’s events for the forthcoming Year of Faith were announced today as organizers unveiled the official logo in Rome.

Vatican officials to mark Year of Faith in Peru

Jun 19, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura, Peru announced that Vatican officials plan to attend the country's International Theological Congress, held in honor of Pope Benedict's Year of Faith.

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