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Vatican II and the Year of Faith

On October 11, 1962, the Second Vatican Council was opened by Pope John XXIII, with over 2000 bishops in attendance.

On October 11, 1992, Pope John Paul II promulgated the publication of the new Catechism of the Catholic Church.

On October 11, 2012, the Catholic Church begins celebrating a "Year of Faith," as announced by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Catholic Biblical Association of America joins with the universal Church in the renewed profession, deeper understanding, more joyful celebration, and more authentic living of our Christian faith.

Here are some foundational documents and online resources you may find helpful: