Holy Year


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Holy Year

n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a period of remission from sin, esp one granted every 25 years

Ho′ly Year`



n.
a Roman Catholic jubilee year.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.Holy Year - (Roman Catholic Church) a period of remission from sin (usually granted every 25 years)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
twelvemonth, year, yr - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
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First estimates said some 30 million extra visitors could come to Rome for the Holy Year. But after the Paris attacks last month, Italian security officials lowered the estimate to 10 million.
Archbishop Fisichella's office is organizing the Holy Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis, which will begin on Dec.
Dominus Iesus if first of all "a solemn recognition of Jesus Christ as Lord;" it comes at the culmination of the Holy Year which closes the second millennium.
Stressing the importance he places on children, the Pope made them participants in the first of many special gatherings he will hold throughout the 2000 Holy Year.
Stressing the importance of children, the Pope made them special participants in the first of many gatherings scheduled throughout the 2000 Holy Year.
"The Holy Year of Mercy comes early to this land, a land that has suffered for many years."
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will lead the celebration of the Holy Year at the Manila Cathedral at 3 p.m.
The Holy Father then decided--"in order to respond more fully to the requests of Our Lady"--to make the Act of Entrustment more explicit during the Holy Year of Redemption, 1984, consecrating the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary together with Catholics around the world.
He made repeated mention of the coming 2000 Holy Year, "that great event," long anticipated as one of the crowning events of his papacy.
He made repeated mention of the coming 2000 Holy Year, ""that great event," long anticipated" as one of the crowning events of his papacy.
8, Pope Francis declared the beginning of a Holy Year of Mercy, at which time he opened a Holy Door, a door of mercy, that will remain open for the duration of the year.
Grant that the Lent of this extraordinary Holy Year may be for all the faithful, and for everyone who seeks God, the acceptable time, the time of reconciliation, the time of salvation!