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Pope at Jubilee Closure: ‘If You Give God a Chance…He Is Ready to Start Your Life Anew’

ZENIT: “As soon as we give God the chance, He remembers us. He is ready to completely and forever cancel our sin, because his memory – unlike our own – does not record evil that has been done or keep score of injustices experienced.” Pope Francis said this during his homily for the Closure of […]


When is a Door Not Just a Door? When It’s a “Holy Door”

What is a Holy Door? A Porta Sancta (Holy Door) is a special door in a cathedral or basilica that is only opened during Jubilee Years. Traditionally,the Holy Door is the one in St. Peter’s Basilica. Following a Jubilee Year, it is sealed with brick and mortar and not opened until the next Jubilee Year. […]


St. Peter’s Holy Door Prepared for Dec. 8

Rome, November 18, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter: As the Jubilee of Mercy nears, the Holy Door of St. Peter’s is being prepared. Tuesday afternoon at 6.30 p.m. the ceremony was held for the “Recognitio” of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica. After a prayer by the cardinal archpriest Angelo Comastri, who led the procession of the […]