Bogotá, Colombia, Apr 19, 2022 / 14:27 pm
On Sunday the Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá announced the beginning of a Jubilee Year granted by the Holy See on the occasion of the bicentennial of the church's consecration.
During the April 17 ceremony, Father Jorge Marín, dean of the cathedral, read the Feb. 26 decree from the Apostolic Penitentiary granting the jubilee year, which runs April 17 to April 17, 2023.
According to the Press Office of the Archdiocese of Bogotá, the priest explained that during this "year of joy and grace … a plenary indulgence will be graciously" granted to all the faithful who attend the cathedral and meet the requirements: that the individual be in the state of grace by the completion of the acts, and have complete detachment from sin. The person must also sacramentally confess their sins and receive Communion, up to about 20 days before or after the indulgenced act.
The archdiocese said that "the elderly and the sick, who for a serious reason cannot attend the cathedral, can obtain the indulgence by repenting of their sins, fulfilling with the aforementioned conditions and spiritually joining in the jubilee celebrations, offering to the merciful God their own sufferings and inconveniences.”