The Year of Faith is underway

A number of events are taking place in New Zealand this week to  mark the beginning of the Year of Faith including special Masses which will be celebrated in each Diocese on Thursday .

Last October Pope Benedict wrote Porta Fidei (The “door of faith”). In that letter he announced a Year of Faith; starting in October to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

When the New Zealand Bishops made their ad limina visit to Rome last year, Pope Benedict told them that he proclaimed the Year of Faith ‘to give fresh impetus to the mission of the Church to lead human beings out of the wilderness in which they find themselves’.



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