It is a Jubilee of Mercy from Dec 8 2015 to Nov 20 2016. It’s theme is “Merciful Like the Father.” (See Luke 6:36: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”)
Links that describe this year:
Pope Francis’ Misericordiae Vultus document announcing the Year of Mercy.
Official Vatican website for the Jubilee Year of Mercy
About the logo (at right –>)
Vatican events related to the Year of Mercy
Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Year of Mercy
An emphasis on Confession and Reconciliation
How to Make a Good Confession — downloadable PDFs and more – highly recommended
A Plenary Indulgence in the Year of Mercy — What’s that? How do I qualify?
Articles and videos of related interest:
Learn about the message of Divine Mercy from the Marian priests who foster that devotion.
The Spiritual Care Unit — mobile ambulance van offering confessions
Pope Francis and Mercy – Commentary from Bishop Robert Barron