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Visiting the Vatican

Useful information on visiting the Vatican, including Papal General Audiences, The Angelus and writing to His Holiness

Panorama view of Piazza San Pietro in Vatican City

Papal General Audiences

Papal General Audiences are usually held each Wednesday at 9.30 a.m.

The Audience is primarily held at St. Peter’s Square; the dates for upcoming general audiences can be found at the following Vatican webpage:

Please note that all tickets are free of charge and that audiences are suspended during July.

They can be requested from the Prefecture of the Papal Household using the request form on its website:

The completed form can be faxed to the following number: +39.06.988.5863.

It can also be posted to the office of the Prefecture of the Papal Household at:

Prefettura della Casa Pontificia
Palazzo Apostolico
00120 Vatican City State

The Angelus

The Angelus is held each Sunday at midday in St. Peter’s Square and is presided over by the Pope. Tickets are not required for this event.

Writing to His Holiness

Pope Francis does not have a public email address. If you wish to write to the Pope, you may do so at the following address:

His Holiness, Pope Francis 
Apostolic Palace 
00120 Vatican City