Boston, Mass., Jul 28, 2023 / 15:07 pm
In anticipation of the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year, the city of Rome presented a major infrastructure project Friday that will create a pedestrian pathway from St. Peter’s Square to Castel Sant’Angelo.
The city’s mayor is calling the project an “embrace” between Italy and the Vatican.
The infrastructure developments are in preparation for an estimated 35 million pilgrims headed to the eternal city for the yearlong “Jubilee of Hope.”
When the Vatican announces a Jubilee Year, the faithful are invited to take part in the spiritual benefits offered by the Church, including passing through the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome — which only the pope himself opens — in order to receive an indulgence.