The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has released a Note with pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith, which “will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.”

The Year of Faith was announced by Pope Benedict XVI in his apostolic letter, “Porta Fidei.” (Click the photo to the right to read the text of the letter).

Read the CDF’s Note here.