Papal Blessings and Correspondence

WRITING POPE FRANCIS

If you wish to write to the Pope, please use the following address:

His Holiness, Pope Francis
Secretariat of State
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City

Please note that Pope Francis does not have a public email address.
This video illustrates how to contact the Pope.

For other Vatican officials the format is the following:

Cardinal Peter Turkson (by way of illustration)
Prefect, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development0
0120 Vatican City
Please do not write “Italy” on the envelope, as the Vatican is a sovereign nation.

 

PAPAL BLESSINGS
Papal blessing requests must be submitted directly to the Office of Papal Charities via letter or fax. Proceeds will be given to the poor in the name of the Holy Father.

To learn about what is required, circumstances for which blessings are granted, and the suggested donation, please see the website of the Office of Papal Charities.

To request a blessing please use this form. From the time the request is received, it takes about a month for the blessing to reach you. It’s possible to make a donation online, please read the terms and conditions here.