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.



JULY 2019

* Kindly be advised that tickets for all Papal ceremonies are issued free of charge.
Angelus Sunday 7, 14, 21 and 28
  in St Peter’s Square at 12:00 (no tickets required)
General Audiences All General Audiences are cancelled during this month.



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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



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.

[The Wednesday General Audience starts at 9:30 am; however, the Holy Father begins his tour among the various sections at 9:00 am. Therefore, it is recommended to be at the place of the event by 8:45 am, taking into account the time necessary to pass the security controls (metal detectors), as well as the inevitable waiting lines.]

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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