Pope Francis' Visit
His Holiness Pope Francis of the Holy See has accepted an invitation to address Congress on September 24, 2015. The Joint Meeting will begin promptly at 10 a.m. ET. Following the address, Pope Francis will make a brief public appearance on the steps of the U.S. Capitol facing the West Lawn. The event is historic in that it will be the first time a reigning pontiff has addressed Congress.
A limited number of tickets are made available to each Member of Congress to distribute to constituents. Requests for tickets will be accepted until September 16, 2015 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. If you are selected, you will receive further information regarding ticket pick up and event timing.
Tickets may not be sold or given away. As such, they must be picked up in person by the constituent who made the initial request September 22nd or September 23rd. Photo ID must be provided at the time the tickets are picked up.
Please note, this lottery is only for standing-room admission to the West Lawn during the simulcast of Pope Francis' address. Ticket holders are responsible for their own transportation to and from Washington, D.C., lodging, and other trip expenses.
Please note the office does not receive additional information or access to other events in the Papal visit.
Please click here for additional information [note this is an external link not managed by the House of Representatives and information subject to change].
*Only residents of California's 10th district may receive tickets through this lottery. To verify your congressional district, please click here.