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Pope Francis' visit to the UAE: TICKETING PROCESS UPDATE

 

TICKETING PROCESS UPDATE

 

Only a small number of our faithful (we have about 1 million Catholics in the UAE) can attend the papal mass. Your cooperation and grace to make Pope Francis’ visit to the UAE a success is of utmost importance. All are requested to follow the guidelines offered by the UAE Government and the UAE Papal Visit Office. 

  

VENUE

  • The venue for the celebration of the Papal Mass is Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi.
  • The capacity of the venue (inside Zayed Sports City Stadium and outside locations within Zayed Sports City which is offered by the Govt. for the Papal Mass) is approximately 120,000.
  • Tickets will be limited to this number.

  

LIVE STREAMING OF PAPAL MASS

  • ·         The Papal Mass will be live-streamed in all our churches.
  • ·         The Papal Mass will also be live-streamed on the website www.uaepapalvisit.org

  

TICKETING & DISTRIBUTION

ENTRY WILL BE TICKETED (FREE-OF-CHARGE).

  • ·         All tickets will be printed and handed over by the AVOSA Papal Visit Office and are expected to reach parishes around 20th January 2019.
  • ·         Majority of tickets will be for the Catholic faithful of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (AVOSA).
  • ·         A quota is also reserved for the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia (AVONA).
  • ·         The AVOSA Papal Visit Office will dispatch tickets on a quota system to all parishes of AVOSA and AVONA.
  • ·         The Parishes will then distribute tickets to various quotas within the parish.
  • ·         Stay tuned to your parish websites for announcements regarding ticket distribution within the parish.
  • ·         Special assistance if required should be informed at the time of registration. We will try to facilitate as much as possible.

 

QUOTA SYSTEM

Parishes will list out all the main representations of the parish – by community, ministry, movements, etc. with the aim to ensure as much a broad representation as possible.

 

 RESIDENTS OF COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE GCC

  • ·         For residents of countries outside the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  - UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, KSA & Kuwait a very limited number of tickets will be available. Details of the process will follow shortly.
  • ·         Please note that no person shall be admitted to the stadium without a ticket. 

 

WARNINGS AGAINST FRAUD

  • ·         The faithful are requested to be on their guard against anyone offering tickets for sale or offering tickets through unauthorized channels.
  • ·         The only official channels for ticket distribution are through the AVOSA and AVONA parishes and authorized representatives of the parish.
  • ·         The only official source of information regarding attendance for the Papal mass is the website www.uaepapalvisit.org or the official social channels of the Vicariate (@avosarabia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • ·         We are not responsible for information transmitted via any other user accounts on Facebook or WhatsApp other than the official channels listed above.

 

Details on transportation and on-site facilities will be issued at the time of ticket distribution.

 

Department of Communications

UAE Papal Visit 2019



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