During the Jubilee Year 2000, the Vatican and the city of Rome will seek to reaffirm their universal relevance to the Catholic Church, and to the world, as they have done for each Holy Year since 1300. The year 2000 is the first Jubilee to coincide with a millennium, and it is expected to inspire the world's largest-ever pilgrimage, bringing some 40 million visitors to Rome. This work studies Jubilees from 1300 to 2000. The first section of the book surveys pilgrimage, the main European focus of which, historically, has been Rome. The second section tells the story of previous Jubilees, and the third section analyzes the prospects of Jubilee 2000.