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Cardinal to lead final Young people's ‘You Believe’ lecture in Year of Faith

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor will lead the final ‘You Believe’ event in the diocese next Tuesday, 22 October, at 7.00pm in Somers Town (Euston). 

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor will share his reflections on the momentous events of the Year of Faith. Significantly, he will reflect on the retirement of Benedict XVI and the historic days that led to the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis last March. There will also be opportunities for every person to reflect on the theme of renewal – in their own faith and in the faith of the Church.

‘You Believe’ is a celebration of catechesis for young people and young adults held each month during the Year of Faith. This final event takes place on the liturgical feast of Blessed John Paul II (22 October). The late Pope will be canonised next year in Rome.

Father David Reilly said, ‘We are thrilled that the Cardinal is coming to share his reflections with us at the end of the Year of Faith. He has spent more than thirty years of his life in episcopal ministry in the heart of the Church – 12 of them as a cardinal, which is a specific collaboration in the ministry of the Church of Rome. His understanding and his message of these significant months in the Year of Faith will be thought provoking and helpful for us all.’

‘In addition to this, 22 October is a significant date. On that day in 1978, John Paul II inaugurated his Petrine Ministry at St Peter’s in Rome. For this reason, the date was chosen for his liturgical feast. This year we are looking forward to his canonisation by Pope Francis in April.’

The celebration will be introduced by a team from SPEC and followed by time for thoughts and prayer.

The Year of Faith for young people in the Diocese of Westminster was opened last November by Archbishop Nichols at Somers Town. The Year of Faith itself will officially end on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King which falls on the 24th November.

The event will take place at the Centre for Youth Ministry, downstairs from St Aloysius Church, next to Euston station in central London. No registration is required and all young adults are welcome.

Nearest stations are Euston, Kings Cross St Pancras, and Euston Square. Underground lines include Piccadilly, Victoria, Northern, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City.