Even prisoners can celebrate the Jubilee with Pope Francis!

pope-300x214This is Francis’ way. Even prisoners will have a day to celebrate Jubilee with Pope Francis. The extraordinary jubilee year of mercy will include a number of individual jubilee days set apart for various classes. Accordingly, consecrated men and women; deacons; priests; catechists; the sick and disabled; teenagers and prisoners will have their own special day for celebrating the Jubilee with the Pope. Young people will have the special privilege to celebrate the jubilee with the pope at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.

The Holy year is envisioned as a pilgrimage. Hence, people taking part are asked to prepare themselves with prayer and sacrifice, and make a portion of the journey on foot. Participants are called to offer concrete signs of God’s love and mercy by offering tangible assistance to the needy. The motto of the Jubilee, “Merciful like the Father,” is an invitation to follow the merciful example of God, who asks people not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love..