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Nirmala Giri Mary Matha: the Holy Door in Eluru
Mgr Jaya Rao Polimera opened the Holy Door of Mercy in the Marian shrine. Inaugurated in 2000, the latter attracts thousands of pilgrims each year. Opening the Door "is an unusual thing for Indians, who are used to immersion in river waters." For a Missionary of the Immaculate, "Even Hindus and Muslims are coming here to experience God's mercy." For months, the bishop of Eluru has been unable to get into the cathedral, because of conflicts with rebels and miscreants.
30/01/2016 17:03:00 PAKISTAN
Jubilee of students in Lahore: Be peaceful channels against the scourge of terrorism
Students from two Catholic high schools take part in Jubilee Mass with parents and teachers. For principal, “Young people are compassionate by nature,” and adults “should stimulate their interest towards others" in the Year of Jubilee.
Non-Christians queue to cross Bandra Holy Door (Photo)
Pilgrims to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount kneel in front of the priest and ask to confess. Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues is rector of the Basilica, where Card. Gracias opened the Holy Door. The bishop has set up panels that draw attention to the corporal works of mercy. The Holy Door decorated with messages. Thousands of pilgrims visiting.
14/12/2015 INDIA – VATICAN
Jubilee of Mercy among India’s survivors of anti-Christian persecution
Holy Doors open in the Indian dioceses of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, Bhopal and Bangalore. “Today we pass through the Holy Door and remember another door, the one the Synod Fathers of the Second Vatican Council opened to the world 50 years ago,” said the archbishop of Bhopal. Some 3,000 faithful, including many tribals, attended the service in the diocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar.
29/11/2015 VATICAN - CAR
Pope opens Holy Door in Bangui calls on Christians to be artisans of peace based on justice
"To all those who make unjust use of the weapons of this world, I make this appeal: lay down these instruments of death! Arm yourselves instead with righteousness, with love and mercy, the authentic guarantors of peace ." "The happiness promised by God is announced in terms of justice" and "the salvation of God also tastes of love."
Holy Door opened in Bangkok: encounter with others, showing "God’s mercy"
Cardinal Kovithavanij expresses "joy and happiness" at special celebration for the beginning of the Jubilee Year. In the coming weeks he will open another two Holy Doors, in Sampran and Ayutthaya. Nuncio in Thailand: The Church, a place to meet God's mercy "heart of the Gospel."
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