Poor Romans! Without having had the chance to recover from the 2000 Jubilee, they now have to face a new, extraordinary one, 10 years in advance. Needless to say, out of the ordinary is also the tense and alarmist atmosphere in which this event is about to be held.
Here’s an example of the spirit with which roman politicians greeted the announcement of this “Jubilee of Mercy”:
And here’s how roman citizens allegorically welcomed this great opportunity of communion and universal brotherhood:
As a matter of fact, Pope Francis surprised many with his suddend announcement and the Eternal City doesn’t seem to be quite ready for the event:
But do not fear, for I am with you:
After the scandals that have been shooking Rome in the past few months and forced the former Mayor Ignazio Marino to resign, the task of leading the capital during the Jubilee could only be entrusted to the prefect of Milan Francesco Paolo Tronca. Our bright Home Secretary Angelino Alfano stated: “Our choice is Tronca, because the Jubilee should work just like Expo did”. Hell yeah!
It’s been less than a week from the great opening of the Holy Door, and we want to make sure that all pilgrims will acknowledge our effort, as a country, to provide the best and safest Jubilee experience they can get:
Romans, on the other hand, are left with just one big question:
What do you think about it? Share your opinion in the comments!