The #jubilee year in St. Peter's #Basilica #holydoors

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The Holy Doors of St. Peter’s are only opened for Jubilee Years, which are ordinarily held every twenty-five years. The Jubilee Year is a devotional retrieval of the Old Testament practice, and is announced as an appointed time of grace and conversion, hope and joy. The last Jubilee Year was in the year 2000. In April, 2015, Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Bull declaring an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to begin with the opening of the Holy Doors on December 8, 2015, the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council.