Ulixes’ photographers documented the inauguration of the Jubilee.
Half a century after the Second Vatican Council and fifteen years after the last Holy Year announced by Pope John Paul II, on December 8th, 2015 Pope Francis inaugurates in Rome, in the heart of Christianity, in presence of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for sinners. The event takes place in an historic moment, deeply marked by the integralist threat towards to the western world. The security services are in action since the very first hours of the day to monitor the area around the Vatican City and to check the faithfull and the pilgrims arriving in Piazza San Pietro to attend the opening of the Holy Door and the Holy Year’s inauguration ceremony.
Rome, December 2015