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Jubilee 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.

Holy Door of the Gethsemane Sanctuary in Jerusalem

Holy Door of the Gethsemane Sanctuary in Jerusalem

Archb. Pizzaballa: ‘mercy is the language we Christians have to talk’

02/12/2016 13:29

Following the closure of the Jubilee of Mercy, the Holy Doors in the Holy Land's most sacred sites will be closed on December 3 and 9. The Apostolic Administrator of Jerusalem speaks of the effects of the Holy Year of Mercy in the divided land.

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.

Youth taking part in World Youth Day in Poland, part of the Year of Mercy celebrations.

Youth taking part in World Youth Day in Poland, part of the Year of Mercy celebrations.

Voices from an Extraordinary Year

19/11/2016 13:00

The Jubilee of Mercy has been a year that has been celebrated not just in Rome but around the world. As it draws to a close Vatican Radio looks back at the voices from this Extraordinary Year.

Pope Francis prays at the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis prays at the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican Weekend for November 20, 2016

18/11/2016 16:02

Vatican Weekend for November 20, 2016 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading, “There’s More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye” and EWTN’s Rome bureau chief, Joan Lewis looks back at recent events in the Vatican.

Pope Francis and new cardinals

Pope Francis and new cardinals

Vatican Weekend for November 19, 2016

18/11/2016 15:32

Vatican Weekend for November 19, 2016 focuses on the concistory and some of the new cardinals and on the Jubilee Year of Mercy which ends with the closing of the Holy Door of St. Peter's basilica

A mosaic depicting the icon of the Jubilee of Mercy

A mosaic depicting the icon of the Jubilee of Mercy

The Year of Mercy in Ferns, Ireland

17/11/2016 11:55

The diocese of Ferns located on the South East coast of Ireland is one of the many dioceses in the country that has been celebrating the Extraordinary Year of Mercy.