Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Washington Post contains a breakdown of papal ticket distribution to the Archdiocese:

  • More than 100,000 requests have been submitted to the Archdiocese of Washington for tickets to Pope Benedict XVI's Mass in the District on April 17. Dioceses across the country were told how many tickets each parish would get at the end of last month.
  • Nearly 45,000 seats are available for the Mass, which will be at the new Nationals Park.
  • About 16,000 tickets will go to 148 parishes and missions in the archdiocese,
  • Nearly 13,000 tickets will go to clergy, Catholic high schools and campus ministries in the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic organizations, volunteers and others.
Parishes are distributing tickets through free lotteries, letter submissions and other methods. Some parishes are asking those interested to write letters saying why they would like a ticket. Tickets are free, non-replaceable and may not be sold. For details, visit