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This will be only the 29th Holy Year in the Church since the tradition started more than 700 years ago.
The Holy Year, or Jubilee, is a year of renewal, repentance, celebration and thanksgiving to God for his many gifts,`` Gipson said.
Hudak explained that while European hotels are famed for their charm and service, they must also provide appropriate fire protection and security in the face of possible terrorist attacks launched during the, Holy Year.
Adopting the motto "Pax Christi in Regno Christi," the pope proclaimed 1925, 1929, and 1933 Holy Years.
At the close of the Holy Year of the Redemption in 1984, Pope John Paul II entrusted to the young people of the world a wooden Cross, asking them to carry it across the world as a sign of the love of Jesus for humankind.
It is the latest scandal to rock the increasingly isolated mayor and comes as Rome is struggling to prepare for the forthcoming Roman Catholic Holy Year that is expected to bring millions of visitors to the trouble-plagued city.
1 to the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, which is organizing the holy year on his behalf.
The significance of the Year of Mercy that's been declared as a holy year is the implementation of what John Paul started with the devotion to Divine Mercy," said Widmer.
Happy, holy year ahead in Christ, and in the company of our Blessed Mother, Mary.
This year is Xacobeo year, a holy year on possibly the world's best known pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago.
It is going to be a grand event, comparable to the Olympics or the Holy Year celebrations in 2000.