As of March 10, 2019, Papal Blessings requests can only be made online or in person at the Office of Papal Charities at the Vatican.
To apply for a blessing online, please visit the Elemosineria Apostolica website at: https://www.elemosineria.va/papal-blessing-parchments/
Circumstances and Occasions
Papal blessings are only granted for the following occasions:
- Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation
- Priestly Ordination
- Religious Profession
- Ordination of Permanent Deacons
- Anniversary (10, 25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 years) of Marriage*, Priestly Ordination, Religious Profession
- Birthday (18, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 years)*
When an asterisk (*) is given, the person ordering the parchment is asked to make a “declaration of eligibility” (in other words, that the persons for whom the Blessing is intended are both Catholic and practicing), expressed simply by a short declaration, by one’s own responsibility, agreeing to the necessary conditions.
Requests for papal blessings for occasions other than those indicated cannot be considered.Print