Thursday, January 02, 2014

More than six million people participated in papal events at Vatican in 2013


More than 6.6 million people participated in papal events at the Vatican during the first nine months of Francis’s pontificate, including weekly general audiences, group audiences, liturgies and recitations of the Angelus and “Regina Coeli” on Sundays and holy days.

The statistics, compiled by the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household and released January 2, do not include figures from Pope Francis’s trip to Brazil for World Youth Day in July 2013, or his visits to Italian locations outside the Vatican.

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