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Pope Francis decided to extend celebrations of the Jubilee Year of Our Lady of Loreto until December 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis extends Loreto jubilee to 2021 due to coronavirus.

Vatican City (08.17.20) - Pope Francis has decided to extend the celebrations of the Jubilee Year of Our Lady of Loreto (Lauretan Jubilee) until December 2021 because many of these celebrations were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

"In this difficult time for humanity, Holy Mother Church has gifted us another 12 months to start again from Christ, allowing ourselves to be accompanied by Mary, a sign of consolation and certain hope for all," said Archbishop Fabio Dal Cin, the pontifical delegate for the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, Italy.

The jubilee year, or Lauretan Jubilee, began Dec. 8, 2019, to mark the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Our Lady of Loreto as the patron saint of aviation, aviators and air travelers. According to pious tradition, Mary´s house in Nazareth was flown by angels to Italy in 1294 after a brief stop in Yugoslavia.

Special pilgrimages and prayer services were scheduled for the Loreto shrine, but also at military air bases and in civilian airport chapels around the world. The jubilee celebrations were to conclude this year on the Dec. 10 feast of Our Lady of Loreto, but many of the events never took place. Pope Francis was aware of all this and granted this extension for the Lauretan Jubilee .

Pope enters the Shrine of Loreto to venerate to Virgin Mary

In a decree extending Lauretan Jubilee, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican office that promotes and regulates indulgences, said that the jubilee "unfortunately could not be celebrated to its full extent because of the COVID-19 epidemic."

But, he said, "by special mandate of His Holiness Pope Francis," the Lauretan Jubilee would be extended a year as would the possibility of receiving an indulgence for visiting the shrine at Loreto or a designated military or civilian airport chapel, going to confession, receiving Communion and praying for the intentions of the Pope.

Redacción: Qriswell Quero, PildorasdeFe.net | Con información de: Catholic News service

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