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.



MARCH 2019

* Kindly be advised that tickets for all Papal ceremonies are issued free of charge.
Angelus Sunday 3, 10, 17 and 24
  Sunday 31 is cancelled
  in St Peter’s Square at 12:00 (no tickets required)
General Audiences Wednesday 6, 20 and 27
  Wednesday 13 is cancelled due to the Holy Father's participation in the annual retreat
  (tickets required - free of charge)
Liturgical Celebrations Wednesday 6, at 17:30 Papal Mass for Ash Wednesday  in the Basilica of Santa Sabina (tickets required - free of charge)
  Friday 29, Penitential Celebration, St Peter’s Basilica at 17:00 (tickets required - 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



As and from December 1, 2018, any ticket reguest for participation in the Papal ceremonies of December 24, December 31 and January 1, that arrive in the Prefecture of the Papal Household, cannot be considered.


Tickets for ALL Papal ceremonies are issued FREE OF CHARGE.

GENERAL AUDIENCE:  tickets can be collected at the Bronze Door (under the right-hand colonnade in St Peter's Square) between 15:00 and 19:00 on the preceding afternoon, or on the morning of the audience from 7:00.

tickets can be collected at the Bronze Door (under the right-hand colonnade in St Peter's Square) from 9:00 to 19:00 on the preceding day, or according to prior notification.





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