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Papal Audience, 13th of May 2023

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WUCWO's audience with Pope Francis
and Thanksgiving Mass in St. Peter's Basilica
Saturday 13 May 2023
The Audience with Pope Francis will take place on Saturday 13 May morning. In the afternoon a thanksgiving mass will be celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica at 5pm. 

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Location and directions?

The audience with Pope Francis will take place in the Paul VI Hall inside the Vatican. The entrance is to the left of Bernini's colonnade, next to the Palazzo del Sant'Uffizio. 
The thanksgiving mass will be celebrated inside St. Peter's Basilica. 
At what time should I be there?

Security checks for the audience will open around 8 am you will be able to access the Hall from that time. We advise you to arrive as early as possible, as you will have to go through a double check and we are expecting a high number of participants.

The mass will be in the afternoon, at 5.00 pm. Access to the Basilica will be from 4.00 pm, we recommend arriving as soon as possible to take a seat on time. 

Can I bring someone else with me?

Yes, you can bring your close family members with you to the Audience and thanksgiving mass.

How much does it cost to participate?

There is no charge for attending the Pope's audience or thanksgiving mass in St. Peter's Basilica on 13 May.

Will there be simultaneous translation?

Yes, WUCWO is organising a simultaneous translation service English-Spanish-French for the audience. Don't forget to bring an ID with you to hand in when you receive the headphones.  

Where can I leave my luggage?

No luggage is allowed in the Paul VI Audience Hall or in the Basilica. Please organise yourself to leave your luggage somewhere before accessing the Hall.

Are food or drinks allowed in Paul VI Audience Hall?

No food is allowed in the Hall. You can bring a plastic water bottle with you.

Do I need a VISA to enter Italy?

To find out if you need an entry visa for Italy, visit Visa for Italy

Visa applications must be submitted to the Embassy or Consulate of Italy in your country. WUCWO is not responsible for visa issuance. 

How should I dress?

Your clothing should be appropriate to the occasion and to access the Vatican ( no shorts, no sleeveless dresses or tops, no head covering required)

You may wear a typical dress from your country.

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