Prisoners, volunteers, teens invited to celebrate Jubilee with pope

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July 30, 2015

Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican July 26. The pontiff officially opened online registration for World Youth Day 2016 in Poland. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) See POPE-ANGELUS July 27, 2015.

Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than a dozen individual celebrations will be scheduled for the Jubilee of Mercy in 2016, giving pilgrims the chance to celebrate their own holy year with Pope Francis in Rome.

The yearlong extraordinary jubilee will include a number of individual jubilee days, such as for consecrated men and women; deacons; priests; catechists; the sick and disabled; teenagers and prisoners. Young people will be able to celebrate their jubilee with the pope at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.

The Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, which is organizing events for the Holy Year of Mercy, published a full calendar of events online at www.im.va.

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