Terror always seeks to separate us from those we most love. Through their suffering, courage and compassion, Parisians are reminding us that the common bond of humanity is strongest when the need is greatest. We pledge our prayers for everyone who suffers from this horrific violence and our advocacy to support all those working to build just and peaceful societies.
To the people of France, we mourn with you and honor the lives lost from several nations, including our own. To our brothers and sisters in the Church in France, your family in the United States holds you close to our hearts. May the tender and merciful love of Jesus Christ give you comfort during this great trial and lead you on a path toward healing and peace.
The Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Jubilee of Mercy was announced by Pope Francis as a year to be lived intensely in each
particular Church, allowing every person to encounter the mercy of God the Father through
diligent labor for the Church’s mission there. The most evident sign of this pastoral care is the
chance to open a Door of Mercy in every diocese. These doors, analogous to the Holy Doors
of the Papal Basilicas in Rome, will permit even people who cannot travel to Rome to make a
El Jubileo de la Misericordia ha sido convocado por el Papa Francisco para ser vivido
intensamente en cada Iglesia particular, de manera que cualquiera pueda encontrar la
misericordia de Dios Padre a través de la actividad solícita de la Iglesia. El signo más evidente
de esta solicitud pastoral es la posibilidad de abrir la Puerta de la Misericordia en todas las
diócesis. Estas puertas, equivalentes a las Puertas Santas de las Basílicas papales de Roma,
permitirán realizar la peregrinación jubilar también a quienes no puedan llegar a Roma.
The designated Churches in the Diocese of Fresno that will have a Holy Door and serve as pilgrimage sites are/Las iglesias designadas en la Diócesis de Fresno que tendrán una Puerta Santa son: