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Year of Faith

Pope Francis encourages Catholics to celebrate the Year of Faith initiated by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. This special year began on October 11, 2012 and concludes November 24, 2013.

The Year of Faith is a "summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world" (Porta Fidei). In other words, the Year of Faith is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion – to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him. The "door of faith" is opened at one’s baptism, but during this year Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his Church. ~ USCCB

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