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.




Angelus Sunday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
  Friday 8
  Christmas Day “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing at 12:00
  Tuesday 26 - St Stephen's Day
  in St Peter’s Square at 12:00 (no tickets required)
General Audiences Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27
  (tickets required)
Liturgical Celebrations Friday 8, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, laying of wreath at 16:00 in Piazza di Spagna (no tickets required)
  Tuesday 12, at 18.00 Holy Mass on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Vatican Basilica (tickets required)
  Sunday 24 Papal Mass for the Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord at 21:15 in St Peter’s Basilica (tickets required)
  Sunday 31 Vespers and Te Deum at 17:00 in St Peter’s Basilica (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


As and from December 1, 2017, 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.




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