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 4, 11, 18 and 26
  Thursday 8
  Christmas Day “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing at 12:00
  in St Peter’s Square at 12:00 (no tickets required)
General Audiences Wednesday 7, 14, 21 and 28
  (tickets required)
Liturgical Celebrations Thursday 8, Piazza di Spagna, at 16:00, Omaggio all'Immacolata
  Saturday 24 Papal Mass for the Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord at 21:15 in St Peter’s Basilica
  Saturday 31 Vespers and Te Deum at 17:00 in St Peter’s 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

Kindly be advised that, regretfully, after December 8 any requests to attend the Christmas Eve Papal Mass, the First Vespers and Te Deum on December 31 and the New Year’s Day Papal Mass cannot be taken into consideration due to the limited number of places available inside St Peter’s Basilica. These ceremonies can be freely followed on the giant screens in St Peter’s Square.




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