holy year


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holy year:

see jubileejubilee
, in the Bible, a year when alienated property and land were restored, slaves were manumitted, debts were forgiven, and a general sabbatical year was observed in agriculture.
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The next Holy Year had been scheduled for 2025 before Francis decided to call a special one.
Romans fear this does not bode well for their city's ability to cope with the millions of pilgrims expected for the Holy Year, which starts in December.
In the meantime, motivated by the need to respond to the good of these faithful, through my own disposition, I establish that those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St.
For the first time in John Paul's 22-year papacy, the Christmas Eve service was moved outdoors to accommodate the large number of Holy Year pilgrims.
The city had promised to put up $200,000 for the event, but the Vatican pressured the city to Postpone it because it is scheduled at the same time as the Holy Year Jubilee celebration.
Entering crunch time for public-works projects for the 2000 Holy Year, Rome issued a plea Sunday to its residents: Go away.
Filippo Neri, the growth of the organization in size and importance during the post-Tridentine years in its role caring for pilgrims, especially in the Holy Year 1575, and in the fifty years following, as an important, occasional employer of musicians and a conduit for noble and papal patronage.
I have a medal depicting Pope Pius XII opening the holy year door with a hammer.
Friday, January 5 - In Vatican City, Pope John Paul II presides over celebrations marking the closure of the Holy Year.
Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church.
The Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization posted a list of desired qualities and the application form on the Holy Year of Mercy website at www.
But it coincides next year with the Ano Santo Xacobeo, the Spanish holy year, that falls once in every seven.