Men and women from the four corners of the earth, heading toward the future, with the Cross as a reference that becomes an anchor of hope amid the rough waves of life. This, in a nutshell, is the explanation of the logo for the Jubilee of 2025, presented on 28 June by Archbishop Rino Fisichella.
Describing the logo, Giacomo Travisani, the winner of the international competition, explained that his design wanted to reflect “people of every ‘color,’ nationality and culture, moving forward together from the four corners of the earth toward the future, toward others, and toward the world, like sails of a great common ship, unfurled thanks to the wind of Hope, that is: the Cross of Christ and Christ himself. To ‘personify’ hope,” he said, “I immediately had a clear image: the cross. I imagined the Pope, today’s Peter, leading God’s people toward our common goal. They were embracing the Cross, which has become an anchor, a solid reference for humanity. And we the people were clinging to each other and to that anchor, symbolically evoking pilgrims of every era.”
Students, graphic design studios, religious institutes, professionals, art scholars and also many children all participated in the Jubilee Logo Contest, which focused on the motto: “Pilgrims of Hope.” 294 entries were sent in from 213 cities and 48 different countries.
The official Jubilee website and related App will be launched after the summer. The portal will be available in 10 languages and will contain not only the Pilgrim’s Charter, but also news, historical notes, practical information, services and multimedia tools.