Vatican on Sunday

I am trying to determine if Vatican is open to public on Sundays. I assume you can enter St. Peter's Basilica at minimum. Does new pope make appearance still? I will only be in Rome Sunday, June 2. Thank you for any information.

Posted by donna
cranberry twp, PA, United States
2392 posts

The Vatican is open but the museums are closed. You can visit the basilica if you wish. Donna

Posted by Frank
Morgantown, West Virgi, United States
20 posts

Thank you for clear answer.

Posted by Sherry
San Jose, CA
1139 posts

Provided the Pope is in town, he should pray the Angelus midday on Sunday.

Posted by Frank
Morgantown, West Virgi, United States
20 posts

Thank you Sherry, I will plan to visit Vatican at that time of day and hope for best.

Posted by Lise
St. Louis, MO (formerly, Windermere, FL)
339 posts

Frank, Even if you are not Catholic, attending a Mass is a cultural as well as spiritual experience. If you wish to participate, print out a copy of the readings and responses in English or put it on an electronic device before you go. They can be found at usccb.org/bible/readings. The Mass readings are the same each day everywhere in the world, with rare exeptions. It makes the experience even more memorable if you can participate in your own language. Mass times for Sundays from the Vatican website: 9, 10.30, 11.30, 12.15, 13, 16, 17.30

Posted by Frank
Morgantown, West Virgi, United States
20 posts

Thank you Lise for the very nice reply. I will definitely attend one of the mass times you provided.