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2025 Jubilee Year

Pope Francis gazes over the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum with Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri during a visit to Rome’s historic Capitoline Hill on June 10, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Reflects on Roman Empire in Visit to Ancient Capitoline Hill

Jun 10, 2024

The pope made the trip to the Capitoline Hill to speak to local government officials on June 10 in the Senatorial Palace, home to Rome’s city hall.

Pope Francis opens the Holy Doors at St. Peter's Basilica to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015. / Credit: L'Osservatore Romano

How to Obtain a Plenary Indulgence During the Catholic Church's 2025 Jubilee Year

May 13, 2024

The decree provides Catholics with the opportunity to gain indulgences by making pilgrimages, prayerfully visiting churches, or practicing works of mercy.

Pope Francis addresses the crowd at the proclamation of the papal bull “Spes Non Confudit,” meaning “Hope Does Not Disappoint,” at the Vatican on Thursday, May 9, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/EWTN/Vatican Pool

In Papal Bull Titled “Hope Does Not Disappoint”, Pope Francis Announces How, When Church’s 2025 Jubilee Will Begin

May 9, 2024

The papal bull declares that the Jubilee will officially begin with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica on Christmas Eve 2024.

Pope Francis at vespers following the proclamation of the papal bull “Spes Non Confudit,” meaning “Hope does not disappoint,” at the Vatican, Thursday, May 9, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Full Text of “Hope Does Not Disappoint”, Papal Bull for Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee

May 9, 2024

The pope presided over a formal reading of the Jubilee’s Papal Bull of Indiction in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday, May 9, 2024, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Angolan Archdiocese to Begin Monthly Adoration of Blessed Sacrament in Parishes ahead of Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year

Apr 22, 2024

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda has asked the people of God under his pastoral care to dedicate the last Sunday of the month to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as part of the preparations for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year. 

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Catholic Church’s 2025 Year “opportune moment to deepen our relationship with God”: Bishop of Uromi Diocese, Nigeria

Apr 22, 2024

The Year of Prayer in preparation for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year provides an opportunity for the people of God in Nigeria “to deepen” their relationship with God, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Uromi has said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Credit: CEM

Catholic Bishops in War-Torn Mozambique Announce Prayers for Peace ahead of Church’s Jubilee Year 2025

Apr 21, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have dedicated the first Sunday of the month to prayers for peace in all Dioceses ahead of the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

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Religious Orders in Ghana Urge President to Sign into Law Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

Mar 18, 2024

Members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious – Ghana (CMSR-GH) have urged the President of the West African nation to sign into law the new Bill that makes identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning plus (LGBTQ+) illegal in the country, with a prison sentence of up to three years for those found guilty.

Members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious – Ghana (CMSR-GH). Credit: The Conference of Major Superiors of Religious – Ghana (CMSR-GH)

Religious Congregations in Ghana Announce Crusade to “to cry out, as loud as we can” for Environment

Mar 18, 2024

To prepare for the Jubilee Year 2025, which Pope Francis announced on January 21, women and men Religious in the West African nation of Ghana are launching a crusade to advocate for environmental conservation in the country.

Pope Francis announced the start of a Year of Prayer in his Angelus address from the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on Jan. 21, 2024. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Announces Year of Prayer to Prepare for 2025 Jubilee

Jan 21, 2024

In his Angelus address, the pope said that a Year of Prayer starting on Jan. 21 will be “a year dedicated to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer.”

Fr. Paul Saa-Dade Ennin, President Conference of Major Superiors of Religious Ghana. Credit: Fr. Dr. Paul Saa-Dade Ennin

“The stakes are high”: Religious Warn Ahead of Ghana’s 2024 Elections, Appeal for Prayers

Jan 7, 2024

The 2024 general elections in Ghana will be different from any other polls the country has had in the past, members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious in Ghana (CMSR-Gh) have warned and appealed to the people of God in the West African country to embark on prayers for the country to undergo a peaceful poll.

Members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious – Ghana (CMSR-Gh). Credit: Fr. Dr. Paul Saa-Dade Ennin

Religious in Ghana Launch Crusade against Illegal Gold Mining in Fight for Environment

Jan 5, 2024

The Conference of Major Superiors of Religious -Ghana (CMSR-Gh) is rallying for support to end the illegal gold mining also locally referred to as Galamsey which the Religious say is contributing to environmental degradation in the West African country.

The Vatican Museums. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Vatican Museums Announce New Hours, Ticket Price, and Entrance

Nov 10, 2023

The museums have announced a series of novelties beginning both this month and after the new year, in anticipation of the 2025 Jubilee Year.

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Rome Announces Major Construction Project in Preparation for 2025 Jubilee Year

Jul 28, 2023

In anticipation of the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year, the city of Rome presented a major infrastructure project Friday that will create a pedestrian pathway from St. Peter’s Square to Castel Sant’Angelo.

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 28, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican to Collect Stories of Christian Martyrs Killed Since 2000

Jul 5, 2023

The Vatican announced Wednesday the creation of a commission to research and catalog the stories of Christian martyrs from the third millennium.

Pope Francis opens the Holy Doors at St. Peter's Basilica to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015. | L'Osservatore Romano.

Rome Prepares for 35 Million Pilgrims During 2025 Jubilee Year

May 18, 2023

As Rome and the Vatican prepare for an influx of millions of people for a special year focused on hope, one experienced jubilee attendee is offering her advice for a fruitful pilgrimage.