Tough security around Vatican

Vatican area off limits to private traffic for four days over Christmas. The Borgo district around the Vatican is off-limits to private traffic from 24-27 December, as part of increased security me...

Rome bans street traders from St Peter's

Ban on traders around St Peter's for Holy Jubilee Year of Mercy. Rome commissioner Francesco Paolo Tronca has signed a decree banning souvenir stalls and mobile sandwich-bars from the area around S...

Holy Jubilee Year of Mercy tickets online

Free passes for major Jubilee events and Holy Door at St Peter’s. Pilgrims coming to Rome for the Holy Jubilee Year of Mercy can obtain tickets, free of charge, for major Vatican ceremonies and for...

Rome gets ready for the Holy Jubilee of Mercy

Rome struggles to prepare for Pope Francis' pilgrims. No-one in Rome is pretending that the Holy Year of Mercy that Pope Francis will open on 8 December will be smooth sailing. The announcement of...

Volunteers needed for Jubilee Year

How to volunteer. Anyone interested in signing up as a volunteer to help pilgrims during the Holy Jubilee Year can find all the information and necessary application form on the easy-to-use officia...

Pope lets priests absolve abortion during Holy Year

Pontiff also recognises confessions made to irregular Society of St Pius X. Pope Francis has given all priests discretion during the Catholic Church's Holy Year of Mercy to forgive women who have h...

Controlling Rome's traffic during the Jubilee year

How to get pilgrims to and from St Peter's. Cleaning up the city is one project for the Holy Jubilee Year that opens on 8 December. A much more difficult one is how to cope with the traffic. This i...

Rome prepares for Holy Jubilee

City starts public works. The first public works in preparation for the Holy Year of Mercy are scheduled to start on 7 September around Stazione Termini. The work around the station includes up...

Rome plans for Holy Jubilee

Only three months before opening of the special Holy Year. Announcing the city's plans for the coming Jubilee year Rome's mayor, Ignazio Marino, has outlined details and costs of some of the projec...

Rome's Termini station to get upgrade

Works to be completed ahead of Holy Jubilee. The adminstration of Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino has sanctioned a €4 million project to upgrade the area around the capital's central railway station Te...

Rome to upgrade area around Termini station

Works to be completed ahead of Papal Jubilee. The adminstration of Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino has sanctioned a €4 million project to upgrade the area around the capital's central railway station T...

Rome Jubilee could attract 33 million pilgrims

Report estimates €8 billion boost to economy. As many as 33 million pilgrims are expected to visit Rome during the Jubilee year between 8 December and 20 November 2016, according to a report by Cen...

Rome prepares for Jubilee Year

Rome and Lazio region pool resources in preparation for influx of pilgrims. Authorities from Rome and the region of Lazio are joining forces to prepare for the Jubilee Year, scheduled to begin Rome...

Pope Francis declares Holy Year in Rome

Pontiff makes announcement on his second anniversary. Pope Francis has announced an extraordinary Holy Year dedicated to "the mercy of God", beginning on 8 December, the Feast of the Immaculate Con...

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