The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation has granted permission for the use of Welsh/Bi-lingual versions of the official logo for the Year of Faith.
The Most Revd George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, said:
“I welcome the use of the Welsh/Bi-lingual version of the official logo for the Year of Faith. It is a sign that our faith is universal, but at the same time rooted in our homelands.”
Pope Benedict XVI has set aside a special year for Catholics throughout the world to rediscover, and share with others, the precious gift of faith entrusted to the Church and the personal gift of faith that we have each received from and in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Pope Benedict opened the Year of Faith on 11 October 2012 because that date is the anniversary of two important events in the life of the Catholic Church:
the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council (11 October 1962 – 8, December 1965)
the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Blessed John Paul II
The Year of Faith will close on 24 November 2013, the Solemn Feast of Christ the King throughout the world.
The Archdiocese of Cardiff is grateful to Fr David Musgrove of the Schoenstatt Centre, Bolton, for helping to source the bi-lingual logo.
The logo is composed of a square, bordered field on which a boat, symbolising the Church, is represented as sailing on a graphically minimal representation of waves. The main mast of the boat is across from which sails are displayed in the form of dynamic signs which compose the trigram of Christ (IHS). The background to the sails is a sun which, associated with the trigram, refers also to the Eucharist.
The logo has copyright instructions.
For further information:
Fr Gareth Leyshon
t: 029 20 778631
Monsignor Robert Reardon
Diocesan Communications Officer
41/43 Cathedral Road
t: 029 20 379494