The cards are to be distributed over a month throughout the 24 dioceses in England and Wales

Cards for Catholics are now being distributed throughout 24 dioceses in England and Wales.

The card states that the carrier is Catholic and states six things that Catholics are called to do.

A spokeswoman for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said that the cards are being distributed gradually over the next month in order to make sure the exercise is not too costly.

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She said there had been enquiries about the cards from 12 different countries including America, Sweden and Australia who want to imitate the initiative.

Additional cards are also being distributed through the Catholic Education Service, Prison Chaplaincy, Caritas Social Action Network and at the FLAME Youth Congress.

Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton, chairman of the Bishops’ Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, said: “We all carry a variety of cards in our purses and wallets which reflect something of our identity and the things that are important to us. The faith card for Catholics aims to offer a daily reminder of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. We can’t summarise the whole of our faith in bullet points, but we hope that the card simply inspires people to do, read and learn more.”

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