Posts Tagged ‘Holy door’

Wellington decides not to close its door of mercy

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The archdiocese of Wellington is marking the end of the year of mercy with a mass at the Cathedral at 7:30 on Sunday 20 November. But they are not closing their holy door: “Here in the Archdiocese our glass Doors of Mercy, will in fact, remain open. These doors will continue to remind all who Read more

Fiji Catholics mark end of Year of Mercy

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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About 5000 Catholics gathered in Labasa Town, northern Fiji, on Sunday to close the season of the Year of Mercy. At the closing mass held at Holy Family Primary School  parishioners were reminded about the importance of looking out for those in need in their communities. Parishioners traveled from seven parishes in the North, including Read more

Mercy for all: Mobile Holy Door in the Diocese of Gizo

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

When he announced the Jubilee of Mercy Pope Francis said that a Door of Mercy should be opened in every diocese. In the Diocese of Gizo in the Solomon Islands the isolation and remoteness of parishes from the diocesan centre makes it virtually impossible for the people living in the villages to come to the Read more

Pope opens Jubilee Holy Door at St John Lateran basilica

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome on Sunday, saying doing so was an “invitation to joy”. On the same day Holy Doors were opened throughout cathedrals and churches around the world to mark the start of the Year of Mercy. Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Read more

Pope opens Holy Year, places mercy above judgement

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Pope Francis has opened the Jubilee Year of Mercy by calling for a Church that always puts mercy before judgement. In a Mass at St Peter’s Square on December 8, Francis said the holy year is a gift of grace. “How much wrong we do to God and his grace when we affirm that sins Read more

Benedict XVI to attend opening of Holy Door at St Peter’s

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is to attend the opening of the Holy Door by Pope Francis at St Peter’s Basilica on December 8. The retired pontiff accepted the invitation of Francis to attend the opening. Benedict will not take part in the whole official inauguration of the Jubilee of Mercy. But he will be present Read more

All Catholic cathedrals in England to have a holy door

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Every cathedral should have a holy door as part of the year of mercy, the bishops of England and Wales have said. The bishops have welcomed Pope Francis’s initiatives for the Jubilee Year of Mercy which starts on December 8. Among these is installing a holy door at each cathedral and shrine. Holy doors, or Read more

Pope formally asks Church to be place of mercy and pardon

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

In a formal act, Pope Francis has called on the Church to refashion itself as a place, not of judgment or condemnation, but of pardon and merciful love. The Pope did this in an official Bull of Indiction convoking the extraordinary jubilee Year of Mercy, which will run from December 8, 2015, to November 20, Read more