Jubilee ‘s starting today! Have you asked for your pass yet?

Free passes for the Jubilee events and Holy Door at St.Peter’s Basilica are available on the special Jubilee website.

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All the pilgrims coming to Rome for the Jubilee Year of Mercy are requested to register through the page “Pilgrim Registration” as  a as an individual pilgrim or as the leader of a group ( families and small groups of friends included, it doesn’t matter how many people you are). Every group leader can register only one group for each event, and can make only one reservation for the passage through the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s Basilica. You can find all the details for your registration here.  

Once registered as a individual pilgrim or as a group, you will get access to the reserved area in order to register for the major Jubilee events, divided into 8 categories:

  1. Jubilee for Those Engaged in Pilgrimage Work
  2. Jubilee for the Spirituality of Divine Mercy
  3. Jubilee for Deacons
  4. Jubilee for Priests
  5. Jubilee for the Sick and Persons with Disabilities
  6. Jubilee for Workers and Volunteers of Mercy
  7. Jubilee for Catechists
  8. Marian Jubilee

A few days after your registration for an event, you have to download a PDF file with your registration code and informations about your group. You need to present all the documents at the Pilgrim Information Center (address: Via della Conciliazione, 7) to pick up the materials provided for the event. The Group Leader or someone who’s been delegated by the leader can pick up the materials for the whole group.

Trough the same registration you can also reserve a time for your pilgrimage to the Holy Door, choosing the desired day and giving the preference for morning (7-13) or afternoon (13:30-17). You have to check their availability first. On certain days this Pilgrimage will only be available for those who are scheduled to partecipate in other events, like the General Audiences on Wednesdays, the Jubilee Audiences on Saturdays, the Major Jubilee events, and other celebrations with the Holy Father. You will get an email with the best time for entrance and a voucher to print and bring to the entrance of the reserved pedestrian route from Castel S.Angelo.

For all the details and other informations, please check the Jubilee website.

 

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Holy Year of Mercy 2016 – Important Informations!

treasurerome stpetersIn occasion of the Extraordinaly Jubilee and especially for the opening of the Holy Door of the Saint Peter’s Basilica on the 8th December 2015 is expected a large number of pilgrims and visitors, therefore as just released by the Vatican Council  ONLINE RESERVATIONS will be mandatory for the opening event.

The reservation is free of charge and starts in October 2015 here: www.iubilaeummisericordiae.va

 

The Jubilee is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. Ordinary Jubilee is proclaimed every 25 years. Last one, in 2000 has seen 25 million visitors and pilgrims in the Eternal City!

Pope Francis announced the celebration of an extraordinary Holy Year which is the 29th Jubilee (and the 5th extraordinary one) of the Jubilees’ history. It will begin with the opening of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 2015, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

The first rite and official opening of the Jubilee is the opening  of the Holy Door which is only opened during this special year and remains cemented shut the rest of the time. The Holy Doors of the other Basilicas, St. John the Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major will be opened after the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.

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