On Sunday, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year of Prayer ahead of the 2025 Jubilee.
He called on the faithful “to pray more fervently to prepare ourselves to live properly this grace-filled event".
The Holy Father said that The Year of Prayer 2024 is dedicated “to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer, prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church, prayer in the world”.
The Dicastery for Evangelization will release materials to help the faithful celebrate the Year.
Follow the Holy Year Scotland 2025 page on Facebook to find out about national events in Scotland.
Find out more about the Jubilee Year 2025 at the official website: www.iubilaeum2025.va
What is a Jubilee?
A Jubilee is a special year of grace, in which the Catholic Church offers the faithful the possibility of asking for a plenary indulgence – a remission of sins for themselves or deceased loved ones.
It takes place every 25 years and is a tradition that is recognised as being a significant part of the history of our faith.
The Jubilee year begins with the well-known custom of the opening of the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica, following the other three papal basilicas in Rome.
The Pope grants permission for Holy Doors to be situated throughout the world for Catholics everywhere to take part in this most special rite.