Requesting an audience with the Pope in Rome is completely free and there are only a few simple steps to follow to submit your request.
The papal audience usually takes place every Wednesday at 10:30am at St. Peters Bascilica. There are extra audiences and special masses held during the holiday seasons, mainly Easter and Christmas. Due to the large crowds expected at the audiences there is a ticket process to ensure you get a seat.
To book your tickets simply visit the Papal Audience website and download the request form. Once you have downloaded the form you will need to fill it out and fax it back to one of the following numbers:
Fax: +39 06 6988 5863
From the US & Canada: 011 39 06 6988 5863
From the UK and Europe : 0039 06 6988 5863
From Agentina: 0039 06 6988 5863
You can only book your tickets by fax so if the line is busy you will need to try again. After you have faxed your tickets you will receive a notification with all details of the audience, including where to collect your tickets. The main ticket office is located just inside the bronze door in St. Peter’s Square.
You should note that there is limited capacity at certain times of the year and the Vatican issues a dress codes for all masses. For more detailed information on requesting an audience with the pope read our blog.
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