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Prot. n. 580/20/1



The Apostolic Penitentiary, having received the request of 21 June 2020 presented by the Most Excellent and Reverend Fabio Dal Cin, Archbishop Prelate of the Holy House of Lauretana, Papal Delegate to the Shrine of Loreto and the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, by special mandate of His Holiness Pope Francis, with the present Decree, extends until 10 December 2021, in favour of the faithful, each and every spiritual benefit already ritually granted in accordance with the Decree (Prot. n. 271/19/1) of 1 November 2019 for the entire Jubilee Year, announced from 8 December 2019 to 10 December 2020, but unfortunately not celebrated in its entirety due to the “Covid-19” epidemic.

The Jubilee granted for the occasion of the 100th anniversary of when the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Loreto was constituted by Pope Benedict XV as Principal Patroness to God of all air travellers.

Certainly, the faithful, by the Church’s generous postponement, will draw good intentions and spiritual vigour to be implemented in life according to the law of the Gospel, in hierarchical communion and filial devotion to the Supreme Pontiff, the visible foundation of the Catholic Church, and to their Bishop.

Notwithstanding any disposition to the contrary.

Given in Rome, from the seat of the Apostolic Penitentiary, on 16 July 2020, memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Carmel.

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza
Major Penitentiary

Krzysztof Nykiel

L'Osservatore Romano, Weekly edition in English, 21 August 2020.