Pope Francis closes Holy Door to end Year of Mercy

The Pope said the doors of reconciliation should stay open Pope Francis has pulled shut the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, formally ending the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In his homily during Sunday morning Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said that while the year of special prayers and gatherings has ended, people should never close… Continue reading Pope Francis closes Holy Door to end Year of Mercy

Read Homily and Watch: Pope Francis Opening Holy Door in Basilica of St Mary Major

The Holy father celebrated mass at the basilica in Rome, which is also known as Our Lady of the Snows, on the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God; there he also opened a holy door. Below is his homily at the mass: Homily of Pope Francis Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God and the… Continue reading Read Homily and Watch: Pope Francis Opening Holy Door in Basilica of St Mary Major

Catholic Bishop of East Anglia: Going through the Holy Door is such an important thing, it is the opening into the very heart of God’s mercy

Sunday 13 December, Archbishop Vincent Nicholas opened the Holy Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral with the celebration of Vespers to mark the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the diocese. He was joined by the Cathedral Chapters and the Chaplains of the Cathedral, after which he invited the lay faithful to walk… Continue reading Catholic Bishop of East Anglia: Going through the Holy Door is such an important thing, it is the opening into the very heart of God’s mercy

The Holy Father celebrates Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent called "Gaudete Sunday"

Pope Francis celebrated the Holy Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent,which is usually called Gaudete Sunday at the basilica of St. John Lateran. The day is usually referred to by its Latin name, Gaudete Sunday, which means “Rejoice” as the birth of the Savior draws near. During his homily, the Holy Father said that… Continue reading The Holy Father celebrates Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent called "Gaudete Sunday"

The Special Jingles of the Year of Mercy shines forth – Read

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation in his detailed announcement he unveiled the following: 1. 800 priests have put themselves forward as ‘Missionaries of Mercy’. 2. The Pope will perform a “symbolic gesture” of mercy once a month. On Friday December 18 he will open a… Continue reading The Special Jingles of the Year of Mercy shines forth – Read

Holy doors to be opened in every Cathedral in the world for the first time in history

For the very first time holy doors will be opened in every Catholic cathedral in the world for the year of mercy which will commence from Tuesday 08th of December, 2015. This is scheduled to take place on Sunday December 13th after the holy doors of  St John Lateran (the Cathederal Church of Rome) is… Continue reading Holy doors to be opened in every Cathedral in the world for the first time in history

Pope Francis urges Christians in Central Africa to drop their weapons and love more

Pope Francis yesterday marking his first visit in Central African Republic celebrated the 1st advent sunday mass in the Cathedral of Bangui where he opened the “Holy Door”. Celebrating with him in the Cathedral were priests, religious, catechists and youths, protestants and their leaders, and some non-christians. Pope Francis in the mass called on all Christians… Continue reading Pope Francis urges Christians in Central Africa to drop their weapons and love more