Committee of the Great Jubilee of the year 2000…

…judges Francis’ idea on God’s mercy aimed at religious syncretism

  • The purpose of the Jubilee is to encourage holiness of life

In the Roman Catholic tradition, a Holy Year, or Jubilee is a great religious event. It is a year of forgiveness of sins and also the punishment due to sin, it is a year of reconciliation between adversaries, of conversion and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation […] The Jubilee is called Holy Year, not only because its begins, is marked, and ends with solemn holy acts, but also because its purpose is to encourage holiness of life. (Central Committee of the Great Jubilee of the year 2000, Document, What is a Holy Year? February 17, 1997)