The Story

In December 2022, the idea, the desire, arose to participate in the Jubilee 2025 celebrations.

So the Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli of Agnone, in the province of Isernia, has begun to envision the casting of a bell, also in memory of the one made for the Jubilee of the year 2000 and now kept in the Vatican Gardens, to be given to the Holy Father.

The owners of the eponymous Marinelli Foundry, began to study the best implementation, aware of the great honor and responsibility.

The design and preparatory sketches were submitted to the Dicastery for Evangelization and, after careful evaluation, were shared and approved.

On Dec. 15, 2023, a memorable date for the Marinelli people, in the presence of His Most Reverend Excellency Monsignor Rino Fisichella, President for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, the casting of the sacred bronze was blessed by Him.

The blessing was also jointly invoked by His Excellency the Bishop of the Diocese of Trivento Monsignor Claudio Palumbo and Monsignor Antonio Mastantuono, UCID National Ecclesiastical Assistant.

Together with a bell concert set up in St. Peter’s Square, the Bell will ring the Jubilee event and toll melodies of Peace and Faith, heralding the Jubilee of 2025 and bringing the message of Hope to all pilgrims from the four corners of the earth.

Miniature bells, faithful reproductions of the big bell, were also made so that they can be purchased by all pilgrims as a precious reminder of the Holy Year and a meaningful symbol of the Jubilee message.