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#422719 09/14/22 05:10 PM
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I have an Orthodox friend who would be thrilled and would love a Papal Blessing certificate. Is this something that can be requested to an Orthodox Christian, or must the person blessed be a Catholic?

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Christ is in our midst!!

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I have seen these certificates in homes. I don't know how one acquires them, however. Let me ask around.

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The process is now usually handled online through the Office of Papal Charities' web site: https://www.elemosineria.va/

However, there's a declaration of eligibility of the person(s) for whom the Blessing is being requested.

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I DECLARE
With full responsibility and in right conscience that the person(s) for whom I am requesting an Apostolic Blessing

is/are Catholic
is/are living a Christian life in accordance with the faith and with Catholic morals;
does/do not belong to non-Catholic religious groups or associations or organizations that are publicly opposed to the Catholic Church;
does/do not cohabit; is/are not married exclusively civilly; or divorced and remarried exclusively civilly
is/are not under any canonical penalty legitimately applied or declared;
does/do not hold public office or public roles.

It is possible that by working through your local diocese/eparchy you might be able to get an exception to some of these rules. Requesting through the local diocese was t he process before this internet process was implemented.

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