Pope Francis opens the Jubilee of Mercy

Pope Francis opened his Jubilee of Mercy yesterday, saying that this year will be one in which Catholics are called to grow ever more convinced of God’s mercy, which should always come before judgment

Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass in a rain-soaked St. Peter's Square to formally open his "revolution of tenderness." The celebration was capped with the opening of the basilica's big bronze door through which upward of 10 million pilgrims will pass over the course of the year. The Jubilee of Mercy is an Extraordinary Holy Year that opens on December 8, 2015 and ends on November 20, 2016.

Watch Pope Francis open the Holy Door of St. Peter's Bascillica and here his message about the Year of Mercy HERE>