The Pope

How to Address The Pope

The recommended style of address is as follows:

Beginning of letter Your Holiness/Most Holy Father
End of letter (for Roman Catholics) I have the honour to be, Your Holiness's most devoted and obedient child (or most humble child)
(For non-Roman Catholics) I have the honour to be, Your Holiness's obedient servant
Envelope His Holiness The Pope
Verbal communication Your Holiness
In conversation His Holiness or The Pope

Invitations
An invitation to the Pope is not sent directly; it should be addressed through His Holiness’s Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.

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