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Year of FaithYear of Faith Resources catalogIn this special year, believers around the world are called to renew our commitment to the faith that is "always the same, yet the source of ever new light." Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI proclaimed a Year of Faith beginning October 11, 2012, and concluding on November 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King.

The start of this Year of Faith coincides with the anniversaries of two great events that have marked the life of the Church: 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.

During the Year of Faith, Catholics are encouraged to "give renewed impulse to the mission of the entire Church," through an invigorated love for Christ, practicing the New Evangelization, new attention to Scripture, dedication to the Eucharist, and a study of Church history, Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.