What is the Year of Mercy?
The Jubilee of Mercy was announced by Pope Francis as a year to be lived
intensely in each particular Church, allowing every person to encounter
the mercy of God the Father through diligent labor for the Church’s
mission there. The most evident sign of this pastoral care is the chance
to open a Door of Mercy in every diocese. These doors, analogous to the
Holy Doors of the Papal Basilicas in Rome, will permit even people who
cannot travel to Rome to make a Jubilee pilgrimage.
It will be the responsibility of the local Ordinary to decide in which
church of the diocese the Door of Mercy will be opened. There should be
a Door of Mercy opened in every diocese and eparchy of the world.
In addition to the Door of Mercy chosen for the diocese, the diocesan
Ordinaries may also permit the opening of other Doors of Mercy at
Shrines of particular importance, especially where there is the happy
possibility that the many faithful who visit the shrine may always
encounter the merciful embrace of the Father in confession (cfr. MV 3).
Click here to discover more, find our Diocese’s Doors of Mercy and find other events!