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
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
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.