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Where do I write? — Vatican Mailing Addresses

A small note from the Web Admin., Mike Humphrey.

Over the many years we have been doing this apostolate, I have received many e-mails from AAC questioners who want to know the contact information for the Pope, the Vatican or other Vatican officials.

That said, I have no communication with either the Holy Father or any Vatican officials.

After spending a few minutes searching for his e-mail address, most websites agreed that he, and probably future popes, don't have a public e-mail address but a private one. That said, in my opinion, chances of anyone finding his private e-mail address are pretty low.

The best solution I can offer is for you to use the postal addresses and phone and fax numbers (below) which may or may not work.

I'm sorry for this inconvenience.


If you plan on writing to his postal address, this web posting may help:

In the USA

The current Papal Apostolic Nuncio (the Pope's ambassador) in Washington D.C.

His Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre
U.S. Apostolic Nuncio
3339 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington DC 20008

His Holiness Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City

His Holiness, Pope Francis PP.
00120 Via del Pellegrino
Citta del Vaticano

His Holiness Pope Francis
Vatican City State, 00120

Home page for the Prefecture of the Papal Household.

Information on how to Reserve tickets for a papal audience
Calendar of Ceremonies presided over by the Holy Father.


Just click on "Download request form." You will download a Word doc that can be printed and filled out. Then you can either send it by mail to the address specified or scan it and email to the email address indicated ( 

Contact information for other Vatican offices or dicasteries

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine Faith

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller
Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine Faith
Piazza del S. Uffizio 11
00193 Rome, Vatican City

Sacred Congregation for Bishops

Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri
Sacred Congregation for Bishops
Piazza Pio XII 10
00193 Rome, Vatican City

Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship

Cardinal Prefect Antonio Cañizares Llovera
Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship
Piazza Pio XII 10
00193 Rome, VATICAN CITY

E-mail address for the Vatican Newspaper: L'Osservatore Romano

If a creditable Vatican insider/visitor can confirm this information or send me further valid contact information for contacting the Holy Father or one of his (Cardinal|Bishop associates) in the Vatican Press Office or another dicastery for Social Communication whether by phone, e-mail, or fax, it would be appreciated.

This page is one of the most visited pages on my site and, if possible, I would like to have good contact information. I can be reached here:

For those visiting this page please keep me in your prayers as I am financially poor.

Mike Humphrey,
Web Administrator of:

Papal Phone and Fax information and other helpful information shared by visitors:

The Vatican Press Office is considered the official means of e-mail contact for the Holy Father.

phone: +390669881022
fax: +00390669882417

An e-mail from a visitor that you can reach him.

An e-mail from a visitor who faxed the Holy Father.

Press Office Mailing Address where incoming calls/faxes are received:

Pontificio Consiglio delle Comunicazioni Sociali
Palazzo San Carlo - 00120 Città del Vaticano

IMPORTANT: When sending mail to the Holy Father do not place the word Italy on the envelope.

The Vatican is an independent nation and Italy's mail system routinely mis-routes mail addressed
to the nation of Vaticano. Just thought you would like to know this.


From others who have e-mailed me on this issue.

Diane F. wrote:

I just called the Vatican Switchboard and the fax number they gave me to send a fax to His Holiness, Pope Francis is: 00390669882417. I don't know if this is an update for you or what. I hope this is helpful.

I also learned at the Post Office that in order to send a letter to the Holy Father via Global Express Guaranteed which goes through Fed Ex Express, you need a phone number for someone where the letter is sent. It was going to cost around $65.00. Whoever I spoke with at the Vatican said it is best to send the fax.

Thank you for your website. It is very helpful.

From another Catholic. God bless you!

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