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March 16 2016

Year of Mercy

The 2016 Jubilee was first announced by Pope Francis on March 13, 2015. It was declared in the Pope's April 2015 papal bull of indiction, Misericordiae Vultus (Latin: "The Face of Mercy").

The following main events and days of celebration for specific categories of faithfuls are scheduled:[10]

  • November 29, 2015: opening of an holy door in Bangui's Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • December 8, 2015: opening of the holy door in St. Peter's Basilica
  • December 13, 2015: opening of the holy door in Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, and in many other cathedrals around the world
  • January 1, 2016: opening of the holy door in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • January 19–21, 2016: Jubilee for the pilgrims
  • February 2, 2016: Jubilee for consecrated lives, closing of the "Year for Consecrated Life"
  • February 22, 2016: Jubilee for the Roman Curia
  • March 4–5, 2016: penitential liturgy and call for "24 Hours for the Lord"
  • March 20, 2016: Palm Sunday
  • April 3, 2016: Jubilee for all those who find themselves in the spirituality of mercy
  • April 24, 2016: Jubilee for newly confirmed aged 13–16 (to older young people is dedicated the World Youth Day in July[3])
  • May 27–29, 2016: Jubilee for deacons
  • June 3, 2016: Jubilee for priests
  • June 12, 2016: Jubilee for diseased people and those who assist them
  • July 26–31, 2016: Jubilee for young people and World Youth Day 2016 in Kraków, Poland
  • September 4, 2016: Jubilee for volunteers
  • September 25, 2016: Jubilee for catechists
  • October 8–9, 2016: Marian Jubilee
  • November 6, 2016: Jubilee for prisoners; some prisoners will attend celebrations in St. Peter's Basilica[3]
  • November 13, 2016: closing of holy doors outside St. Peter's Basilica
  • November 20, 2016: closing of the holy door in St. Peter's Basilica

 

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