Relics of St. Peter will be publicly displayed to close out Year of Faith

st. peter statueThe Vatican announced that, to mark the conclusion of the Year of Faith, the relics of St. Peter will be publicly displayed for the first time in history.

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, wrote in an article published in L’Osservatore Romano:

“The faith of Peter,therefore, will confirm once again that the door for encounter with Christ is always open and waits to be crossed with the same enthusiasm and conviction of the first believers.”

The Year of Faith was instituted by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and runs from October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013. Pope Benedict said when announcing the Year of Faith:

“It will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him and proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time.”

For more, read the full article at Catholic News Agency.

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