Papal Blessing Tour
Every Sunday the Holy Father FRANCESCO gives in Saint Peter’s Square, the Apostolic Blessing to the faithful people and to the religious objects.
The Pope gives his blessing in many ways. He may use, with or without the introductory liturgical greeting, Dominus vobiscum, the formula of pontifical blessing that any other bishop may use.
This was the formula used by Pope Paul VI (without Dominus vobiscum) when he gave his blessing at his first appearance on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica following his election at the 1963 conclave, and by Pope Benedict XVI (with “Dominus vobiscum”) after announcing on 11 February 2013 his intention to resign the papacy, and (without “Dominus vobiscum”) at his farewell audience for the cardinals.
At a general audience, when the blessing immediately follows the singing of the Pater Noster, it is naturally given without “Dominus vobiscum”. Pope Francis however has chosen to include Dominus vobiscum when imparting the apostolic blessing at his general audiences.
The tour includes the visit of Saint Peter’s Basilica, the magnificent Saint Peter’s Square which was realized by Bernini in 1661 and the Vatican Grottoes where the Popes are buried.
We can admire besides the Pietà of Michelangelo, the body exposed to the adoration of Pope John XXIII‘s believers and the magnificent mosaics works of great artists.
We will conclude the visit in the center of Saint Peter Square built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1661.
At 12,00 the Pope appears at the window of his apartment and after a brief speech, he blesses people.
The tour can be modified and adapted to every demand