Year of Mercy
8th December 2015 – 20th November 2016
Pope Francis will launch this Jubilee Year with the solemn opening of a door in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Tuesday 8th December, as is usual for a Holy Year. The door becomes a symbol of opening to the fullness of God’s love, and invites us to pass through as a sign that we wish to experience God’s mercy and take it to others. The door represents a new opening for God’s mercy to every heart. Each Christian is called to seek and receive God’s mercy, and convey it to others through whatever doors he or she passes, whatever thresholds he or she crosses, and whoever he or she meets this year.