Dialogue & Unity


2025 will mark 70 years since the second Vatican Council, or Vatican II. Following a Year of Prayer in 2024, celebrations will now begin. The theme is Pilgrims of Hope.

Vatican II
Year of prayer
Catholic Social Action
Care for Creation
The Irenaeus Project

The Vatican will be hosting a number of events throughout the year, which can be seen below.

Pope Francis has also released the following letter ahead of the Jubilee.

There is also a prayer from Pope Francis ahead of this special celebration.

To mark the theme, we are encouraging people to make their own pilgrimages throughout the archdiocese. We have plenty of Saints and Venerated people in our archdiocese to visit.

They are:

St John Almond (Liverpool)
St Edmund Arrowsmith (Haydock)
St John Rigby (Eccleston)
St John Wall (Preston)
Blessed Dominic Barberi (Buried in St Helens)
Venerable Elizabeth Prout (St Helens)
Venerable Ignatius Spencer (Buried in St Helens)
Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at Bishop Eton

If you want inspiration to do your own pilgrimage, then head to the Pilgrim Way website, where there is a suggested route for Liverpool!