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Archbishop Schnurr will open ‘Door of Mercy’ Sunday

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Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr processes into the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains prior to the 2015 ordination Mass last May. The main door of the Cathedral, seen here, will be sealed Sunday, Nov. 1 in preparation for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr processes into the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains prior to the 2015 ordination Mass last May. The main door of the Cathedral, seen here, was sealed Sunday, Nov. 1 and will be opened Dec. 13 for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, will open the Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati during the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec. 13.

That ceremony will mark the official beginning of the Archdiocesan celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. Every cathedral around the world will be doing the same thing on the same day, including St. John Lateran in Rome. The Holy Father opened the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

The Archdiocese has chosen a theme for the year of “Know Mercy, Show Mercy.” The theme is designed to reflect the Jubilee Year goal of growing in our own understanding and attitudes of mercy, and sharing the mercy of Christ with others.

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.

Source: Archdiocese of Cincinnati Press Release

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