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The Holy Father holds a general audience, most Wednesday mornings, in Vatican City at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are required for audiences held in St. Peter’s Square or the Paul VI audience hall. The audience is a chance to pray with the Holy Father and receive his blessing, which is imparted to all present and to their families and friends. For more information, or to request tickets, contact María Velázquez in the Office of the Bishop at (501) 664-0340, ext. 340. If you would like to receive a ticket to attend a general audience, please mail a request with the following information:
To qualify as a newlywed couple (sposi novelli), couples must be married within two months of the audience they wish to attend. They must also carry with them a copy of their sacramental marriage certificate signed by their priest and wear their wedding attire. The Holy Father will bless them for a happy wedded life when he gives his general blessing at the conclusion of the papal audience.
Groups larger than 10 people are encouraged to provide the following information, so we may request that their group be publicly announced at the audience:
Pilgrims are also welcome to attend Mass in English at the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia at 10 a.m. The Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia is only three blocks from St. Peter’s Square on Borgo Santo Spirito, 3. Mass is held every Sunday.