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Jubilee of Mercy

December 24, 2015

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From December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016 the Church is celebrating a Jubilee Year of Mercy.

The Pope hopes that, in the Year of Mercy, “all of us may rediscover the joy of God’s tenderness”.

In the Bull of Indiction, Misericordiae Vultus (“The Face of Mercy”), Pope Francis says: “At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives. For this reason I have proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the Church, a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective.”

He goes on, “It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It will be a way to reawaken our conscience, too often grown dull in the face of poverty. And let us enter more deeply into the heart of the Gospel where the poor have a special experience of God’s mercy. Jesus introduces us to these works of mercy in his preaching so that we can know whether or not we are living as his disciples.”

The “Pope Francis Minute” offers some videos about the Year of Mercy.


For more details, see the Jubilee Year website.


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