Pope Francis has endorsed Jubilee Party (Not really)
Pope Francis on Wednesday posted a Tweet on his handle that seemed to be endorsing the yet to be launched Jubilee party.
The Jubilee is the party to which Jesus invites us all, without excluding anyone.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) May 18, 2016
But was he referring to President Uhuru Kenyatta proposed re-election vehicle?
Before Jubilee supporters start celebrating at the Papal endorsement, here is what he meant.
In the doctrine of the Catholic Church, a Jubilee year is a special year called by the Church to receive blessing and pardon from God and remission of sins.
Pope Francis launched the yearlong campaign on December 08, 2015 in Rome by opening the holy door at St. Peter’s Basilica and calling for a church that always puts mercy before judgment.
Standing in front of the door, located at the northeast corner of the Vatican basilica, the Pontiff had asked God to grant “a year of grace, a favorable time to love you and our brothers and sisters in the joy of the Gospel.”
“It is a time when we can discover that life together as brothers and sisters is like a great party perhaps the most beautiful party we can imagine, the endless party that Jesus has taught us to celebrate by his Spirit,” he said in his address.
When the Holy Father visited Kenya in November 2015, he reprimanded ‘faceless private developers who grab even playgrounds where the children of the poor are supposed to recreate.’
And addressing slum dwellers in Nairobi’s Kangemi estate, the Pope condemned denial of basic services to the poor.