THE YEAR OF FAITH &
“A Christian may never think of belief as a private act”
PORTA FIDEI, POPE BENEDICT XVI
"No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light".
"The Church on the day of Pentecost demonstrates with utter clarity this public dimension of believing and proclaiming one’s faith fearlessly to every person"
Porta Fidei 10, Pope Benedict XVI
"Faith is not a private act. It is something that we profess as individuals and as a community, mindful that our witness could assist those who are not yet baptised and are sincerely searching for meaning and truth. There are a great many people searching in our countries and it our duty to be a credible witness to them."
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of
& England Wales
"This is the mission of the Season of Advent itself: to be witnesses of light..."
POPE BENEDICT XVI