The Vatican office in charge of coordinating plans for the Holy Year 2025 announced they are launching a new website and releasing an app to help people register and to guide them along their pilgrimage in Rome.
By registering online at iubilaeum2025.va or on the jubilee app, people will receive a free digital “pilgrim’s card,” which will be needed to participate in jubilee events, especially gaining access to the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica, said Msgr. Graham Bell, undersecretary of the Dicastery for Evangelization’s section that is coordinating the Holy Year.
The jubilee website was to go live on 10th May and be available in nine languages, he said at a news conference at the Vatican on 9th May. People can begin registering online starting in September, he said, “by clicking on the ‘participate’ button.” After registering, people will be able to access a personal page on the site’s “pilgrim’s zone,” which will also go live in September. Registrants will receive a digital “pilgrim’s card,” which is a personal QR code needed to access jubilee events and better facilitate the pilgrimage to the Holy Door, the monsignor said.
There also will be an option to purchase a “service card” for a nominal fee to receive special discounts for transportation, lodging, food and museums during the pilgrimage.
Picture: Archbishop Rino Fisichella, pro-prefect of Dicastery for Evangelisation’s section that is coordinating the Holy Year 2025, and Msgr. Graham Bell, the section’s undersecretary, stand for a photo after a news conference at the Vatican on preparations for the yearlong celebration on 9th May 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)