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Our readers asked:

How do I get the Pope to recognize my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary with a papal blessing sheepskin?

Richard G. Malloy, SJ Answers:

Call your local parish and get the number for the chancery (the main office of the Bishop of diocese). The folks at your local chancery will be happy to help you with this request.
Judy Grant, the ever capable and friendly parish administrator at St. Anthony’s Parish in Cody WY (where I’m based while I celebrate Masses in Yellowstone National Park in the summer), suggests writing directly to the office of the Bishop of Rome. Here’s the Pope’s mailing address:

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City
email: benedictxvi@vatican.va
The Pontifical North American College in Rome has a Bishop’s office for American Visitors to Rome. I imagine they would be able to help also. Their address in Rome is Via dell’Umilta, 30.

 
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The Author : Richard G. Malloy, SJ
Richard G. Malloy, S.J., Ph.D., is Vice President for University Ministries, the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, and author of A Faith That Frees (Orbis Books).
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  • tom

    my aunt is sister of mercy for 87 years and is turning 100 years old and would like to email the pope. all i can get is “the default mail client is not installed properly” can someone help to find the proper mail client to install. many thanks tom

  • tom

    i am trying to contact the pope though email and all i can get is the default mail client is not properly installed. does anyone know what the proper mail client is so that i can install it and email the pope. many thanks. tom

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