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The Bull of Indiction

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 5.30 p.m. before the Holy Door of the Vatican Basilica, on the occasion of the First Vespers of the Divine Mercy Sunday, the Holy Father Francis published the Bull Misericordiae Vultus for the Indiction of the Jubilee of Mercy.

The Pope consigned the Bull to the Cardinals Archpriests of the papal basilicas in Rome, to a few representatives of the Church spread over the World and to the Protonotaries apostolic. Then, some passages of the Bull were read before the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica.

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Presentation of the Jubilee


The Publication of the Bull


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Announcement of the Jubilee

'I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (cf. Lk 6:36). And this especially applies to confessors! So much mercy!

This Holy Year will commence on the next Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father's mercy.'

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2020: In the Footsteps of Jesus

The Commissariat organizes or supports annual pilgrimage projects in view of becoming acquainted with the Christian communities of the Middle East and praying in the major shrines of the Holy Land.

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