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North America’s only Holy Door at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Quebec was opened on the weekend

Pope Francis is opening the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica to mark the start of the Jubilee year

As for other sins, so for abortion, the forgiveness of sins has always been available, to the unbaptised through baptism and to the baptised through the Sacrament of Penance

The event will take place in April next year as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 10:25-26, 33-35 & 44-48; 1 jn 4:7-10; jn 15:9-17

Bishops back Pope Francis’s initiative for the Jubilee Year of the Mercy of God which starts in December

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‘Holy Year of Mercy’ will begin on December 8