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 “Door of Mercy” at a Caritas homeless hostel.
3. The Rosary will be recited daily in St Peter’s Square in front of the statue of St Peter.
Read a full text of announcement for the Year of mercy jubilee by Archbishop Rino Fisichella here.