Introduction

Holy Year: Jubilee of Mercy

The Jubilee of Mercy, given to us by Pope Francis, invites us to contemplate the mercy of God revealed to us in the face of Jesus, his Son. The Year runs from 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016 and offers us the opportunity to reflect on how we might better radiate and reflect the tender love of God in our world and to seek to draw others into experiencing that love and mercy.

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Around the Dioceses

The dioceses of England and Wales have sections on their websites highlighting their plans for the Jubilee of Mercy. Here are some links. Read more

News

Pope's Letter

The Pope has written to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization to give his vision for th...Read more

Holy Year

Background

On 8 December 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis will open a Holy Year of Mercy. The Pope desires that the year "will be ste...Read more

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Podcasts: Advent Reflections 2015

Pope Francis has initiated a 'Year of Mercy' that will be celebrated in the Catholic Church from 8 December 2015. It's a time to focus on God's mercy and forgiveness. To mark this, many of the Bishops of England and Wales have recorded special reflections for Advent. The podcasts, released one a day throughout the season, cover those important themes of mercy, compassion and forgiveness. Read more