The Basics

Plenary indulgences aplenty
Like all previous Jubilees, the Jubilee Year of Mercy features a special plenary indulgence. Here's what you need to know.

What is a Jubilee Year?
See how far back this tradition goes, and what it means today.

Why did Pope Francis call the Jubilee Year of Mercy?
It's all in his homily.

Things to do in the Jubilee Year
Ways to receive special graces in a special time.

Pope Francis' Prayer
The Pope has composed a prayer for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Papal Bull
Here's the full text declaring the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy..