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Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, formally starting the Jubilee of Mercy, which has seen some 15 million pilgrims pass through

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, formally starting the Jubilee of Mercy, which has seen some 15 million pilgrims pass through it

Jubilee of Mercy: 15 million pilgrims in Rome 'wonderfully surprising’

09/09/2016 10:14

A Vatican repoort indicates more than 15 million pilgrims have crossed the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In an interview, Fr. Eugene Sylva of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization attributes the numbers to 'the power of mercy'

The statue of St Peter in St Peter's Basilica, vested in triple tiara and cope for the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul

The statue of St Peter in St Peter's Basilica, vested in triple tiara and cope for the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul.

Homily for Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul: Full text

29/06/2016 09:06

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis focused on the themes of “closing” and “opening” in the lives of the two patrons of Rome.

 

The Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica being assembled in time for the Jubilee Year of 1950

The Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica being assembled in time for the Jubilee Year of 1950

A tour of the ‘Fonderia Artistica Marinelli’ where the Holy Door of St Peter's was cast

08/12/2015 12:00

(Vatican Radio) On the 8th of December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis is set to push open the ‘Holy Door’ of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Join Veronica Scarisbrick at the ‘Fonderia Artistica Marinelli’ where it was cast as she's shown around by Ferdinando Marinelli:

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square

Vatican Weekend for November 5, 2015

04/12/2015 11:30

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for November 5, 2015 features a report on the weekly general audience of Pope Francis, an exclusive tour of the Florence based Marinelli foundry where the Holy Door of  Saint Peter's Basilica was cast and a musical meditation to mark the 2nd Sunday of Advent. 

 

The illumination of St. Peter's Dome is turned off for lighting tests ahead of the Jubilee of Mercy

The illumination of St. Peter's Dome is turned off for lighting tests ahead of the Jubilee of Mercy

Rare darkened St. Peter's Dome greets Romans overnight

03/12/2015 08:42

Tests for a lighting show during the Jubilee of Mercy meant the usually illuminated dome of St. Peter's Basilica went dark overnight between Wednesday and Thursday.