Papal General Audiences

As of September 2, 2020 Pope Francis’s General Audience on Wednesdays will once again take place with the participation of the public.

Following the hygiene directives issued by the competent authorities, the audiences for the month of September 2020 will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Apostolic Palace’s San Damaso courtyard. These General Audiences are open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Please expect to wear a protective face mask and to practice social distancing. No ticket is necessary. The Bronze Door under the right colonnade of St Peter’s Square will serve as the entrance to the Courtyard. People wishing to attend will be allowed to enter beginning at 7:30 am. Please visit LINK for more information.

The audiences are livestreamed with English translation on

In addition to the Audience on Wednesdays,  the Sunday Angelus, held at noon on St. Peter’s Square and presided over by Pope Francis, is open to the public. LINK

*Please note that private audiences with the Pope are reserved for heads of state and other high-ranking officials.