Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy began when Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St Peter’s Basilica on 8 December 2015 (the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council). The Jubilee concludes when Pope Francis closes that same door on 20 November 2016.


In announcing the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has urged us to reflect deeply on the gracious mercy of God and to hear again Jesus' call to us to "be merciful just as your Father is merciful" (Luke 6:36).


Pope Francis asks us in this Jubilee Year to especially rediscover the richness encompassed by the spiritual and corporal works of mercy: "The experience of mercy, indeed, becomes visible in the witness of concrete signs as Jesus himself taught us .... Wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy."





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