On 8th December Pope Francis will open the Door of Mercy in St Peter’s in Rome. The following Sunday, 13th December, a Door of Mercy will be opened in each of our Cathedrals, and in other designated churches. The Doors of Mercy are the symbolic focus of our pilgrimage.
This is what Pope Francis says: ‘To reach the Holy Door, in Rome or in any other place in the world, everyone will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. May the pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion: by crossing the threshold of the Holy Door, we will find strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us.’