Pope Francis has stepped through the Holy Door of St. Peter’s, officially beginning an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Millions of pilgrims are expected to come to Rome to pass through the doors, which are usually bricked up.
Pope Francis has brought to a close the Catholic Church's "Year of Mercy" by shutting the Holy Door at Saint Peter's. The jubilee is a period where the faithful make a pilgrimage, atone for sins or mature spiritually.
Why are police officers from China standing watch in front of Milan cathedral? Confused tourists, billions of euros, the pope and organized crime are just a few possible reasons.
Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism has published an online travel guide for the Roman Catholic Holy Year with 20 routes guiding pilgrims through the Eternal City’s 2000-year church and cultural history.
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