Jubilee Year

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Construction projects are underway in Rome as the city prepares for the 2025 Jubilee Year.

Here’s how the city of Rome is preparing for the 2025 Jubilee Year

May 18, 2024

By Kristina Millare

Approximately 358 planned projects in the Lazio region, where Rome is located, are underway in preparation for the 2025 Jubilee... Read more

Pope Francis  announced the start of a Year of Prayer in his Angelus address from the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on Jan. 21, 2024.

Pope Francis announces Year of Prayer to prepare for 2025 Jubilee

Jan 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus address, the pope said that a Year of Prayer starting Jan. 21 will be “a year dedicated... Read more


Rome announces major construction project in preparation for 2025 Jubilee Year

Jul 28, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

In anticipation of the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year, the city of Rome presented a major infrastructure project Friday.  Read more

Pope Francis opens the Holy Doors at St. Peter's Basilica to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015.

Rome prepares for 35 million pilgrims during 2025 Jubilee Year

May 18, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican and the city of Rome are expecting an estimated 35 million people to flock to the Eternal City... Read more

The logo of the 2025 Jubilee. The Vatican's Dicastery for Evangelization is organizing the Catholic Church's next Holy Year around the theme "Pilgrims of Hope."

Vatican holds contest to choose music for official hymn of 2025 Jubilee Year

Sep 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The original musical composition should include a score for voice and organ, the Vatican said. Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, presents the logo for the 2025 Jubilee Year, June 28, 2022.

Winning 2025 Jubilee Year logo unveiled after global competition

Jun 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican evangelization chief unveiled on Tuesday the winning logo of the 2025 Jubilee Year, chosen after a worldwide competition. Read more

The Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá.

Bogotá cathedral begins Jubilee Year marking bicentennial of its consecration

Apr 19, 2022

By Cynthia Perez

On Sunday the Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá announced the beginning of a Jubilee Year granted by the Holy See on... Read more

Pope Francis before the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica during the convocation of the Jubilee of Mercy, April 11, 2015.

Vatican launches global contest to design 2025 Jubilee Year logo

Feb 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The winning submission will be chosen by a panel of judges. Read more

Pope Francis prays after opening the Holy Door in St. Peters Basilica Dec. 8, 2015 launching the extraordinary jubilee of mercy.

Pope Francis calls for ‘great symphony of prayer’ ahead of 2025 Jubilee Year

Feb 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

He said he hoped that 2024 would see an outpouring of prayer. Read more

Pope Francis opens the Holy Doors at St. Peter's Basilica to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015.

Vatican unveils motto for 2025 Jubilee Year

Jan 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Preparations are already underway in Rome for the 2025 Jubilee, a special year of grace and pilgrimage in the Catholic... Read more

Lalo Garcia's painting of Saint Junípero Serra is featured in the '250 Years of Mission' exhibit.

Local artists add beauty to Los Angeles exhibit ‘250 Years of Mission’ to celebrate Jubilee Year

Sep 20, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On September 11, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began a Jubilee Year, Forward in Mission, to mark 250 years since... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Feb. 3, 2016 general audience in St Peter's Square.

Do mercy and justice contradict each other? Pope Francis says no

Feb 3, 2016

By Elise Harris

When God is described in the Bible as being both merciful and just it can seem like an identity crisis,... Read more

The Holy Door unveiling 3 at the Recognitio ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 17, 2015.

Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica uncovered as Jubilee nears

Nov 19, 2015

By Elise Harris

Hidden since the Jubilee of 2000, the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica was revealed Tuesday as the brick wall... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver Jan. 17, 2015.

All priests will be able to forgive sin of abortion during Jubilee for Mercy

Sep 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

In a new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made some significant... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before his general audience on April 16, 2014.

Pope Francis declares Holy Year for Mercy

Mar 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

During his homily for a Lenten penitential service, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Jubilee to start at the end of... Read more

Bono speaks at the International Herald Tribune's Luxury Business Conference on Nov. 16, 2012 in Rome, Italy.

Bono thanks Vatican for helping with debt forgiveness

Nov 16, 2012

The famous U2 vocalist Bono traveled to the Vatican Nov. 16 to thank the Church for its work to free... Read more