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Holy Year of Mercy

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.

A Look Back at Pope Francis' 2016 Highlights

13/12/2016 13:11

As this significant year comes to an end, we take a look back at some of the Pope’s highlights over the past twelve months, which include six overseas visits and the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Pope Francis reflected on the theme of Mercy at the General Audience November 23, 2016

Pope Francis reflected on the theme of Mercy at the General Audience November 23, 2016

Vatican Weekend for November 26, 2016

25/11/2016 13:05

Vatican Weekend for November 26, 2016 features a report on Pope Francis' catechesis at the General Audience, a special segment on the legacy of the Jubilee of Mercy,Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter Misericordia et misera  and a musical reflection for the first Sunday of Advent.

Archbishop Leo Cushley holds up a poster showing how a new app to find the nearest Church for Holy Mass or Confession is going to look like

Archbishop Leo Cushley holds up a poster showing how a new app to find the nearest Church for Holy Mass or Confession is going to look like

World-First Sacraments App Announced by Scottish Archbishop

22/11/2016 14:23

In an impressive move to introduce a legacy of the Year of Mercy, a Scottish archbishop has launched what is thought to be the world's first GPS-powered Sacrament-finding app.

Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, December 8, 2015

Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, December 8, 2015

Tour the foundry where the 'Holy Door' of Saint Peter’s Basilica was cast

18/11/2016 10:00

(Vatican Radio) On the 20th of December 2016 Pope Francis is set to close the 'Holy Door'  of Saint Peter’s Basilica with its 16 bronze panels originally cast for the Jubilee Year of 1950 by the 'Ferdinando Marinelli artistic foundry' based in Florence. 

Cardinal Agostino Vallini closes the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran

Cardinal Agostino Vallini closes the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran

Holy Doors closed in three Papal Basilicas

14/11/2016 12:59

Sunday 13 November saw the celebration of special Masses in churches and basilicas across the world – as well as in three of Rome’s Papal Basilicas – which included the solemn rite of the closing of the Holy Doors. 

 

Participants at a Jubilee Mass for the Socially Excluded celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica

Participants at a Jubilee Mass for the Socially Excluded celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope: 'the only values that endure are God and neighbour'

13/11/2016 13:40

Pope Francis has issued a warning against the “anaesthetized” consciences of those who see the poor and needy as a burden instead of as brothers and sisters to be helped. He was celebrating Mass at the conclusion of the Holy Year’s Jubilee for the Socially Excluded.