Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Release of apostolic exhortation will mark conclusion of Year of Faith

Catholic World News - November 18, 2013

More than 8 million pilgrims have visited the Vatican to pray at the tomb of St. Peter during the Year of Faith.

At a November 18 press conference outlining plans for the final events of the Year of Faith, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, said that the Church hopes to “keep alive the teaching we have received during these months.”

The final events of the Year of Faith will include a special day for contemplative life on November 21 and a meeting of the Pope with more than 500 catechumens from 47 different countries on November 23. The Year of Faith will formally conclude with a Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, November 24, the feast of Christ the King, with Pope Francis presiding.

At that closing Mass, the Pope will release his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. Ordinarily an apostolic exhortation summarizes the themes of a Synod of Bishops, and the October 2012 meeting of the Synod was devoted to the new evangelization. However, Pope Francis announced in June that he would issue a document reflecting on evangelization in general, putting the themes of the Synod into a “wider framework.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($33,668 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,332.00
96% 4%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision 16 hours ago
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited 20 hours ago
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30
In the Aftermath of Obergefell June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15
Cardinal Kasper: Pope never approved my proposal CWN - June 4