It is the task of the Prefecture of the Papal Household to coordinate the services of the Antechamber and to organize the official audiences granted by His Holiness to Heads of State, Heads of Government, Governmental Ministers and other dignitaries, as well as to Ambassadors who come to the Vatican to present their Letters of Credence.



MAY 2016

Regina Caeli/Angelus Sunday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
  in St Peter’s Square at 12:00 (no tickets required)
General Audiences Wednesday 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:00
  Saturday 14 Jubilee Year of Mercy Audience at 10:00
  (tickets required)
Prayer Vigil Thursday 5 Prayer Vigil to “Dry the tears” of all those in need of consolation, in St Peter’s Basilica at 18:00


Liturgical Celebrations Sunday 15 Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost, in St Peter’s Basilica at 10:00
  Thursday 26 Corpus Domini Mass and Procession, in St John Lateran Square at 19:00 (no tickets are required)
  Sunday 29 Jubilee of Mercy for Deacons, in St Peter’s Square at 10:00 (tickets required)
* Kindly be advised that tickets for all Papal ceremonies are issued free of charge.

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Information on how to reserve tickets:

Write to:
  • Prefecture of the Papal Household
    00120 Vatican City State
    Fax: +39 06 6988 5863


  • Date of the General audience or Liturgical celebration
  • Number of tickets required
  • Name / Group
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone and Fax numbers

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