Presentation of calendar, logo and website for the Extraordinary Jubilee of MercyTuesday, May 5, 2015
The Most Reverend Salvatore Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, presented on May 5, 2015, the program, logo and website for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that will take place from December, 8, 2015, to November 20, 2016. The Jubilee Year was announced by Pope Francis this past April 11. The official website for the Jubilee has already been launched: www.iubilaeummisericordiae.va and can be accessed also at www.im.va. The site is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. The website is link to a number of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus and Flickr) by which the Pontifical Council will be able to provide updates on the Holy Father’s initiative and follow in real time the major events as they take place.
In his intervention, Archbishop Fisichella said that “it is the Pope’s desire that this Jubilee be celebrated in Rome as well as in the local Churches; this will give due focus to the life of individual Churches and their needs, in such a way that the initiatives will not place an extra burden on local Churches, but will blend into their calendars and usual activities very naturally.” He concluded, “We are convinced that the path of mercy on which Pope Francis has placed the Church in this journey of the Jubilee will be a moment of true grace for all Christians and a reawakening to the path of the new evangelization and the pastoral conversion the Pope has indicated.”