Welcome to papalaudience.info - a website to provide visitors to Rome a wealth of information about Papal Audiences, Papal Liturgy, the Scavi Experience under St Peters, General Info about Rome, and information for Pilgrims who want tours of the main Catholic sites.
We hope this site proves a valued resource to understand how to attend these events, to know of the masses and confessions in Rome for English speakers and to deepen their appreciation of the Catholic Faith.
It is the task of the Prefecture of the Papal Household to organise the official audiences granted by the Holy Father to Heads of State, Dignitaries and Ambassadors and to take care of all audiences, whether private, special or general.
The Scavi experience is a much sought after reservation on an expedition under St Peters to see the Christian catacombs there and which culminates with a glimpse of the bones of St Peter himself buried under the high altar of St Peter's Basilica. We offer information for visitors to Rome about how to experience this amazing opportunity for yourselves.
For Pilgrims to the Eternal City, we profile a number of different pilgrimage packages to structure your pilgrimage and help you get the most out of your once in a lifetime trip. Of course this year, until 20 November 2016 (Solemnity of Christ the King), is also the Holy Jubilee Year of Mercy with the Papal Basilicas opening their Holy Doors. We give you all the information you need to take advantage of the indulgences Holy Mother Church has offered us at this holy time.
For Pilgrims who don't want a complete package and itinerary, we can also recommend separate tours of the major Catholic sights by English speaking professional guides who are dedicated Catholics who have often studied at the Pontifical Universities. Take a look at the Tours section to understand what is on offer.