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The Year of Jubilee

The Pope Francis has decided that 2025 will be a year of Jubilee, something which happens every 25 years.

The theme is “Pilgrims of Hope”, and it will be a year of hope for a world suffering the impacts of war, the ongoing effects of COVID-19 pandemic, and a climate crisis.  

Preparation for the 2025 Year of Jubilee will begin in Advent 2023, which will mark the start of a Year of Prayer. The Bishops' Conference will be producing resources for the preparatory Year of Prayer, focusing on the Our Father, as well as resources about Jubilee in the Catholic Church. 

The Jubilee Year will begin in December 2024 with Pope Francis opening the "Holy Door" in St. Peter's Basilica, offering the world's 1.3 Catholics the possibility of obtaining a plenary indulgence and a year of special graces. The Jubilee of Hope will end on the feast of the Epiphany in 2026. 

As His Holiness Pope Francis so beautifully expressed it: 

"We must fan the flame of hope that has been given us, and help everyone to gain new strength and certainty by looking to the future with an open spirit, a trusting heart and far-sighted vision." 


What is a Jubilee?

“Jubilee” is the name given to a particular year. A time to re-establish a proper relationship with God, with one another, and with all of creation.



Official Hymn for the 2025 Jubilee - Pilgrims of Hope