Jubilee in Rome
In occasion of Jubilee – from December 2015 until December 2016 – for our customers we apply a special discount for group size over three people.
The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be a major event in the Catholic Church, held from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), 2015 to the Feast of Christ the King (November 20), 2016.
Like other previous jubilees, will be a special, holy year of remission of sins and universal pardon, in this occasion focusing particularly on God’s forgiveness and mercy. It’s an extraordinary Jubilee because it wasn’t predetermined long before; usually ordinary jubilees take place every 25 or 50 years. In fact, the 2016 Jubilee was first announced by Pope Francis on March 13, 2015. It’s going to be the 27th Holy Year in history, following the ordinary 2000 Jubilee during John Paul II papacy. The opening day will also be fiftieth anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council.
In prior months it was stressed that the Pontiff wishes the Jubilee to be celebrated not only in Rome but in all local churches around the world: for the first time holy doors will be open in single dioceses, either in the main cathedral or in local historical churches. It was also announced that local priests will be allowed to grant forgiviness for abortion, which is usually allowed only to bishops.