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 2017

Angelus Sunday 5, 12, 19 and 26
  in St Peter’s Square at 12:00 (no tickets required)
General Audiences Wednesday 1, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:00
  (tickets required)


Liturgical Celebrations Wednesday 1, Papal Mass for Ash Wednesday at 16:30 in Santa Sabina Basilica
* 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


Thursday 13, Chrism Mass
Friday 14, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Saturday 15, Easter Vigil Mass

Please note that requests for the Chrism Mass, the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and the Easter Vigil received on or after March 31 cannot be considered.



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