Year of Faith

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Pope Benedict XVI at the Oct. 24, 2012 Wednesday general audience.

Pope says spiritually dry world needs faith of Christians

Pope Benedict XVI said at his Oct. 24 general audience that the world’s “spiritual desert” must be transformed into “fertile... Read more

Pope Benedict kisses a baby girl during the Oct. 10, 2012 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope will deliver year-long teaching series on restoring faith

At his first general audience during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI initiated a new, year-long cycle of teachings... Read more


Leader of rescued Chilean miners visits Pope for Year of Faith

On the second anniversary of the historic rescue of 33 workers from a mine in Chile, the group's leader  attended... Read more

My Year of Faith app.

Catholic dioceses create phone apps for Year of Faith

The beginning of the Catholic Church’s Year of Faith comes at a time when several dioceses have released smart phone... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

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

Pope Benedict believes that the Catholic Church of 2012 possesses “a more sober and humble joy” compared to the optimism... Read more

The Oct. 11, 2012 opening Mass for the Year of Faith.

At Year of Faith opening, Orthodox patriarch hopes for unity

Orthodox Christianity’s most significant bishop told Pope Benedict XVI that the Year of Faith should spur greater prayer, hope and... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI blesses pilgrims at the Oct. 11, 2012 opening Mass for the Year of Faith.

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

Pope Benedict XVI opened the Year of Faith in Rome with a call for a new evangelization rooted in an... Read more


Faith a treasure shared by evangelizing, reflects Mexican bishop

Bishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cardenas of Cancun, Mexico urged the faithful to live their God-given faith courageously and share it... Read more

Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay.

Year of Faith chance to deepen love for Christ through sacraments

The head of the U.S. bishops' catechesis and evangelization committee has called upon Catholics to draw closer to Christ by... Read more

A screenshot of footage from the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

Year of Faith opening will relive iconic Vatican II moments

A procession of over 400 bishops from around the world will form a key part of the ceremony to open... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square.

Pope promotes rediscovering Rosary during Year of Faith

Pope Benedict XVI is suggesting that families and parishes rediscover the prayer of the Rosary in the Year of Faith,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica.

Plenary indulgence announced for the Year of Faith

The Holy See announced Oct. 5 that Pope Benedict XVI has granted a plenary indulgence for the Year of Faith,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on a pastoral visit to Loreto screenshot.

Pope entrusts Year of Faith, evangelization synod to Mary

Pope Benedict XVI made a one-day pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Loreto in Italy to entrust the forthcoming Synod... Read more

Bishop David L. Ricken.

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

The leader of the U.S. bishops' evangelization committee has offered suggestions on ways for the faithful to take part in... Read more


Cardinal calls priests to conversion as Year of Faith nears

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima, Peru said the Year of Faith decreed by Pope Benedict XVI should be a... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury.

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

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has encouraged English Catholics to prepare for the Year of Faith by embracing and proclaiming... Read more

The logo for the Year of Faith.

Vatican rolls out events, logo for Year of Faith

Many of the Vatican’s events for the forthcoming Year of Faith were announced today as organizers unveiled the official logo... Read more


Vatican officials to mark Year of Faith in Peru

Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura, Peru announced that Vatican officials plan to attend the country's International Theological Congress, held... Read more