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Celebrate the

Diocese of Leeds


Oct 2012 to Nov 2013

Beginning on 11 OCTOBER 2012 (50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council) until 24 NOVEMBER 2013 (Solemnity of Christ the King)

Welcome to the Diocese of Leeds Year of Faith Website

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Proclaimed by Pope Benedict, it runs from the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council on 11 October 2012 until the Solemnity of Christ the King on
24 November 2013.

Pope Benedict outlined the purpose of the year of faith: 'to give fresh impetus to the mission of the whole Church to lead human beings out of the wilderness in which they often find themselves to the place of life, friendship with Christ
that gives us life in fullness.'

The YEAR of Faith is an invitation to everyone in the Church to celebrate and renew their faith - individually, in families, in parishes and schools, in our Diocese, country and across our global Catholic community.

Desiring to respond to Pope Benedict's call for 'fresh impetus' in the Church's mission, how might we celebrate this Year of Faith?

As disciples of Jesus Christ, as members of his Church through our parish, school, home and diocesan communities how can we enter into this Year and bring it to life?
How can we put our faith into action in the service of others?
How can we grow in our faith understanding and as witnesses to the teaching of Christ and his Church?

We are being called to GREATNESS in faith and service.
What can we do?
What will you do?

We want this Year to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope.
Pope Benedict in
Porta Fidei 8