During the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy (2015-2016) in accordance with the Papal Bull Misericordiae Vultus, almost 1000 priests, selected from around the world, received from the Pope the right to absolve the sins that are normally the exclusive competence of the Apostolic See. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the
On 24 February 2018, in the parish church of San Miguel Arcángel (San Martín Toxpalan, Mexico) Fr. Jesús Marín Pérez was ordained by the imposition of hands of the auxiliary bishop of Antequera-Oaxaca, Bishop Gonzalo Alonso Calzada.
On 18 March 2018, at the Passionist community of Jeevadhama, TC Palya, Bangalore (India), Jerald Varghese and Muthappan Silvadasan of the THOM Vice-Province (India) professed Perpetual Vows. The following day, 19 March, they were both ordained deacons at the Kristu Jyothi College,TC Palya, Bangalore (India) .
On 18 March 2018, in the monastery church of Schwarzenfeld (Germany) three religious of the VULN Vice Province (Germany, Austria), Thomas Maria Höflich, Dominikus Hartman and Bro. Franziskus Maria Zellner professed Perpetual Vows in the hands of the Vice Provincial Superior, Fr. Gregor Lenzen.