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Where do I write? — Vatican Mailing Addresses

Below is a list of valid postal addresses for sending a letter to the Holy Father, Pope Francis

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

I have recently received many e-mail letters addressed to the Holy Father and other Vatican officials and though I wish I had a means to forward your letter to [him|them], I do not.

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

I haven't even met face to face with my Cardinal over the work I have done for the past 15+ years.

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

I'm sorry for this inconvenience.

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 I would like to have good contact information if possible. 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

Papal Phone and Fax:

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 misroutes 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!


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

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