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Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Singapore: Everything you need to know

All the essential details, from when papal mass will be held to ticketing information

Xiao Qing Wan
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Xiao Qing Wan

With the announcement of Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Singapore, this year continues to be filled with significant events for our sunny island. Pope Francis’ visit will mark the second time a Catholic pope has visited Singapore, with the first papal visit occurring almost 40 years ago, when the late Pope John Paul II made a brief stopover in Singapore in 1986. His five-hour visit consisted of a papal mass held at the National Stadium, with around 70,000 attendees. Pope Francis’ upcoming visit is expected to draw a huge crowd. To help you prepare, we’ve put together this guide that will cover everything you need to know, including ticket costs and where to get them.

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When will Pope Francis be visiting Singapore in 2024?

Pope Francis will be visiting Singapore from September 11 to 13, 2024.

When will Pope Francis' mass be held in Singapore?

Pope Francis’ mass will most likely be held on September 12, 2024.

How much do tickets cost, and where can I get them?

Tickets are free of charge, and are subject to availability and venue limitations. Tickets will most likely be made available  through a balloting system held across all Catholic churches in Singapore. As ticketing details have yet to be released, keep an eye on this space for updates.

Can I sign up as a volunteer for the upcoming papal visit?

Volunteer sign-ups are currently open. The roles available include choir singers, wardens, and altar servers. Do note you can only sign up for one volunteer role, and being a volunteer does not guarantee that you will be able to attend the Papal Mass. Volunteers are also not allowed to ballot for Papal Mass tickets. Find out more about the volunteer roles and how to sign up here.

Will Pope Francis be visiting other countries in the Asia-Pacific?

Pope Francis will also be visiting Indonesia from September 3 to 6, Papua New Guinea from September 6 to 9, and Timor-Leste from September 9 to 11, 2024.

Where can I find more information on Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Singapore?

You can find out more about Pope Francis’ upcoming visit here, or the Archdiocese Singapore’s official website.

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