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Selina wrote:

Hi guys,

My name is Selina.

  • Is it true that we can have our marriage blessed by the Pope, himself, just by sending one of our wedding invitations to the Vatican for a blessing along with a donation?

I heard from a friend that if we did this we would be sent a Papal Blessing.

  • Where and to whom should we address the invitation?

Selina from Indonesia

  { Is it true that we can have our marriage blessed by the Pope himself? }

Fr. Nick replied:

Hi Selina,

It is true that any couple may have their marriage blessed by the Pope.

The procedure takes about 4-6 months so if the couple wishes this for their wedding day, it must be done early.

The first step is to contact their local parish priest who will outline the process. He must write a letter stating that the couple is in good standing and practicing Catholics.

This letter then makes its way to the Vatican through the local Bishop's office.

A Blessing is then sent either via letter or some other type of decorative certificate to the parish priest, who will give it to the couple.

Hope this helps,

Fr. Nick
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