Papal Bull


The ‘’Bolla Papale’’ or Papal Bull is an official document from the Roman Curia which is issued with the seal of the Pope. In the past, it was sealed with a metal stud bearing the figures of Saints Peter and Paul and the name of the Pope. It is sometimes identified with the Fisherman's Ring, which is given to the bishop of Rome at his inauguration and destroyed upon his death. The Bull proclaiming the Holy Year or Jubilee is generally issued the previous year, coinciding with the Solemnity of the Ascension. For this Jubilee 2025, it is expected to be published on March 25, 2024.