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Vatican initiatives for Year of Faith highlight confirmands, confraternities

Catholic World News - April 25, 2013

The Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization has announced the details of two upcoming initiatives for the Year of Faith.

The Day of Confirmands will take place April 27-28. “Already more than 70,000 youth, accompanied by their catechists and priests, have signed up,” said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the pontifical council’s president. The Day of Confraternities and Popular Piety, which will take place May 3-5, is expected to attract at least 50,000.

Both events, the prelate added, will emphasize “pilgrimage to the tomb of Peter. That is why, the day before, the participants will take part in a symbolic procession from the obelisk in St. Peter’s Square to the tomb of the Apostle where they will pray the Creed. Along the way there will be a brief catechesis to recall the significance of the places that we find ourselves at and their historic meaning for the faith.”

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