Papal Audience free Tickets
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What is Papal audience?
Papal audience also called the General Audience is when the Holy Father addresses the crowd, usually in different languages in Saint Peter’s square
It’s not a mass but the Pope gives a themed speech, followed by prayers, a homily, and some singing.
At the end of the ceremony, the Pope will bless religious articles. If you have arrived in Rome with a rosary or bible or other object that you want blessed, bring it with you.
Or, you can buy these objects in many places in Rome, especially around the Vatican, and certainly inside the many gift shops you will find throughout the Vatican.
The whole audience lasts around 1.5 hours, so it should end by around 11 a.m..
The General Audience is held (nearly) every Wednesday at 9h30 , when the Pope is in Rome.
Most of the time, the Papal Audience is held in Saint Peter’s Square, which can accommodate around 80,000 people.
During the cold winter months, , or if it’s raining hard , then the General Audience will be in Paul VI Audience Hall, which is to the left of Saint Peter’s Basilica. This space can only accommodate around 6000 people.
If the Pope is in Rome, but on summer holiday, there will not be any Papal Audiences at the Vatican. It can be in July or August.
Other chances to see the Pope in Rome
The other opportunity to see the Pope is on a Sunday at 12 noon when he is in Rome.
He will appear from the window of his apartment where he gives a short speech followed by the Angelus and ending with a blessing.
He may also greet the crowds in various languages and the whole event usually lasts around 15-20mins.
He will impart the Apostolic Blessing at the end of the prayer.
You DO NOT need tickets for the Sunday Angelus.