| JUBILEE OF THE ROMAN CURIA
| VATICAN CITY, FEB 21, 2000 (VIS) - The Jubilee of the Roman Curia starts this evening in St.
Peter's Basilica with a penitential celebration led by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.,
preacher of the papal household. The focal point of this Jubilee celebration is tomorrow morning,
when a procession, starting at 10 at the obelisk in St. Peter's Square, will bring participants through
the Holy Door and into the basilica where Pope John Paul will preside at Mass, starting at 11 a.m.
Three preparatory events led up to this Jubilee. On Friday, February 4, each dicastery of the
Roman Curia celebrated in its own way, reflecting on the theme "Spirituality in the Service to the
See of Peter." On Tuesday, February 8, members of the Curia met in the Paul VI Hall to pray the
rosary and listen to a meditation on "Conversion and Renewal," given by Cardinal Giacomo Biffi,
archbishop of Bologna, Italy. During the afternoon of February 15, groups of curial offices met
together for prayer, meditation and Eucharistic adoration.