Italy Religious Vacations
Travel to Rome has an even deeper religious significance in 2016! Pope Francis has declared it a Jubilee Year of Mercy—a great historic event in the Catholic Church linked to universal pardons and reconciliation. The Jubilee begins on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015, with the rare opening of the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica. Throughout this Holy Year, the Holy Doors at St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, and St. Paul Outside the Walls will also be opened, giving pilgrims the opportunity to pass through the doors and receive the sacrament of forgiveness. Various events and celebrations will occur throughout the Jubilee, with the conclusion on November 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. This momentous occasion, the thirtieth Jubilee in the history of the Catholic Church, will be celebrated around the world, but especially in Rome.
What You Can Experience on a Catholic Tour of Italy
- Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the Holy Doors open in Rome at St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John Lateran, and St. Mary Major during the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy
- Attend the weekly Papal Audience at St. Peter’s Basilica (subject to availability)
- St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican, home of the Catholic faith
- Assisi, hometown of St. Francis and St. Clare
- Visit the Santa Maria Novella Basilica, Signoria Square, Santa Croce Basilica, and Michelangelo’s David in Florence
- Visit the Sanctuary of St. Catherine and the Basilica of St. Dominic in Siena
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for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus & Cosmos).