The Closing of the Holy Door of Mercy

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The Diocese of Orlando Holy Door (also referred to as Door of Mercy) will close during the Sunday, 9:30 am, November 13, Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Pope Francis has requested that Holy Door outside of the Vatican close before the pope officially closes the Year of Mercy on November 20, 2016. Pilgrims to the Holy Door have been seeking conversion by crossing the threshold, and seeking the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate themselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us. We pray that this desire will continue in the hearts of all people long after the close of the Jubilee of Mercy.