Oct 11, 2012-Nov 24, 2013 Church’s Year of Faith

Pope Benedict has proclaimed October 11, 2012- November 24, 2013 the Church’s Year of Faith in his Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei (Porta Fidei Summary).   The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s Note with pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith provides concrete guidance on how the universal Church can fruitfuly celebrate this year (Note Summary). 
October 11, 2012 is also the 20th anniversary of publication for the Catechism of the Catholic Church. October also saw bishops from around the world convening for their General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops convoked by the Pope Benedict  to discuss the synod’s theme, “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.”