20 Nov 2016

Pope Francis closes the Holy Door of St Peters and officially ends the Year of Mercy



Rome Reports - On Sunday morning, November 20, Pope Francis has officially closed the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, thus concluding the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. 

This Jubilee Year was the first one in history to be launched by two pontiffs, both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

While "Mercy” was the theme for the year, "Compassionate like the Father,” was the motto. The year began on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and is ending on the Solemnity of Christ the King.

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‘Even if the Holy Door closes, the true door of mercy which is the heart of Christ always remains open wide for us’

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