Papal Procession Lottery Opens Today

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's Square at the VaticanNew Yorkers are invited to be part of Pope Francis’ historic procession through Central Park on Friday, September 25 by entering a ticket lottery here. The lottery is open to New York State residents only.



Space is limited at the Central Park procession — attendees will be selected by random drawing after 11:59 p.m. on September 7th. Contest entrants who are selected to receive tickets will be notified via phone or email between September 10th and 14th.


To get more information on Pope Francis’ visit and to sign up for your chance to attend the procession visit or  call 311.

Registration is only open until September 7th at 11:59 p.m. ET.


New Yorkers can get information on Pope Francis in New York by visiting