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Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy begins

ardinal John Dew opens the Holy Doors for the Year of Mercy.

Cardinal John Dew opens the Holy Doors for the Year of Mercy.

February 2016

Feature

The Extraordinary Jubilee Mercy Year began in the Archdiocese of Wellington on Tuesday 8 December last year and in the Palmerston North Diocese on Sunday 13 December, heralded by the opening of the doors for pilgrims to enter each Cathedral.

At Sacred Heart Cathedral in Wellington special new glass Doors of Mercy – Atawhai – have been installed between the chapel and the main Cathedral interior. At Palmerston North’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit the main Holy Doors feature the Year of Mercy symbol beckoning visitors to enter.

Year of Mercy December 2015 – November 2016
“In this Holy Year, we look forward to the experience of opening our hearts to those living on the outermost fringes of society: fringes which modern society itself creates. How many uncertain and painful situations there are in the world today! How many are the wounds borne by the flesh of those who have no voice because their cry is muffled and drowned out by the indifference of the rich!”
Pope Francis

“I tēnei Tau Tapu, ka tūmanako mātou ki te mahi o te huakina o ō mātou ngākau ki ētahi e noho ana
ki runga i ngā kotinga o te hapori: kua hangaia aua kotinga e te hapori anō. E hia ngā tūāhua pāhekeheke me ngā tūāhua pāmamae puta noa te ao i te rā nei!

“E hia ngā tūnga e kawe ana e te kikokiko o ētahi kāore i a rātou he reo i te mea i takahi tō rātou tangi aurere e te arokore o te hunga whai rawa!”
Na Pāpā Werahiko

“I lenei Tausaga Pa’ia, ua tatou sauniuni atu mo se tu masani o le tatalaina atu o tatou tagata mo ē o lo’o feola i ni tulaga ua taumamao atu ma faiga ua masani ai: O taumamao na mafua mai i tagata lava ia. E to’afia ē o lo’o i tulaga lē mautonu ma le pagātia i le lalolagi i aso nei!

“E fia ni manu’aga o le ‘a’afiaga o le tino a i latou ua leai se leo ona ua tanumia ma fa’amalemoina i le fa’a’ese a ē mau’oa!”
Pope Faranisisi