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Pope proclaims Jubilee: ‘May hope fill our days!’

At a ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica on Ascension Thursday, Pope Francis solemnly proclaims the upcoming Jubilee Year 2025, consigning the Bull of Indiction – “Spes non confundit. Hope does not disappoint” – to the Archpriests of the Papal Basilicas and representatives of the world’s bishops.

Brazilian Bishop seals his Covenant of Love: “A testimony for my diocese”

Bishop Devair Araújo da Fonseca, a Brazilian bishop, sealed his Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable in the Shrine of Atibaia, in Sāo Paulo, accompanied by a large crowd of pilgrims. During a profound prayer, he expressed his contributions to the Capital of Grace and asked the Blessed Mother: “Give me a soul that resonates with the message of your Shrine”.

The Secretary of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil visits Schoenstatt in Rome

Bishop Ricardo Hoepers’ testimony expresses a profound experience of faith: “There are so many people in the Diocese of Rio Grande who share in the experience of the Mother and Queen visiting their homes, that this has convinced me that the presence of the Virgin of Schoenstatt within the families is the surest way for a diocese, for a particular Church, to evolve and, above all, to be strengthened in the faith”. And he concludes: “In the Diocese of Rio Grande, the Mother and Queen visits practically every family, everywhere”.

Pope announces Year of Prayer leading up to Jubilee

Santuário de Aveiro na JMJ: 11 bispos e milhares de jovens

Pope Francis has inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee, calling on the faithful “to intensify prayer to prepare us to live well this event of grace and to experience the power of God’s hope.”

The Pope Video: For people with disabilities

Pope Francis entrusts his prayer intention to the whole Church for this month of December 2023: for people with disabilities. The Holy Father invites us to pray that “they may be at the center of society’s attention”.