The doors are sealed prior to the jubilee but are ceremoniously reopened by the Pope or a bishop around the start of the jubilee for pilgrims to walk through.
Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, blessed and sealed the two doors, which are scheduled to be reopened on Christmas Eve next year as a Holy Door for pilgrims.
Video showed the demonstrators reading from the Pope’s documents, at one point while surrounded by the archbishop and two other clergy.
On Sunday, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin delivered greetings from Pope Francis at the inauguration of the faith pavilion.
Carlito G. Galvez Jr., a retired Philippine Army general serving as a presidential adviser to Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on the peace process, issued a statement condemning the violence.