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Pope Francis opens the Holy Door in L'Aquila, Italy on Aug. 28, 2022.

Pope Francis becomes first pope in more than 700 years to open the Holy Door in L’Aquila

Aug 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

During a trip to the Italian city of L’Aquila, Pope Francis participated in a centuries-old tradition established by Pope Celestine... Read more

Pope Francis closes the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 20, 2016.

At close of Jubilee, Pope Francis says it’s a reminder of what’s essential

Nov 20, 2016

On Sunday Pope Francis closed the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, officially marking the end of the Jubilee of... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at the General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 10, 2016.

For Pope Francis, when we receive Christ's mercy we must share it

Aug 10, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Each of us must respond to the gift of mercy in our hearts by getting up and putting mercy into... Read more

Pilgrims pass through the Holy Doors of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, Dec. 13, 2015.

Mercy, not magic – Archdiocese of Bombay clarifies Holy Doors and the Jubilee

Jan 26, 2016

The Archdiocese of Bombay issued a clarification last week after WhatsApp users in Maharashtra were circulating a 'misleading' message which... Read more