Mercy Minutes #24

A Year of Mercy banner is seen as pilgrims prepare to walk down the main road leading to the Vatican to enter the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica Jan. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See VATICAN-LETTER-PILGRIMS Jan. 21, 2016.

From Section V: A Year of Mercy.

A holy or jubilee year is a special time of spiritual renewal traditionally characterized by three things: opening the Holy Door at Saint Peter’s in Rome, pilgrimage to and through the Holy Door, and a special indulgence. All are true of this Jubilee Year of Mercy with the addition of a focus on renewing our experience and practice of mercy.

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