Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Holy Year, a Jubilee of Mercy, beginning on 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and ending on the Solemnity of Christ the King, 20th November 2016. The aim of the Holy Year is to proclaim and receive the loving-mercy of God, Who is dives in misericordia ‘rich in mercy’. God has created every single person and God longs to enter into a transforming relationship with us as our loving Father. In the fullness of time, God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, who by his life, death and resurrection conquered sin and evil, sickness, suffering and death. Jesus continues to offer this Good News of salvation to anyone in need, to those struggling with poverty, to captives and to the downtrodden.