Does the Pope Use Email and What Is the Email Address?

Pope Francis Delivers 'Urbi Et Orbi' Blessing During Easter Mass In St. Peter's Square
Pope Francis Delivers 'Urbi Et Orbi' Blessing During Easter Mass In St. Peter's Square. Giulio Origlia / Getty Images

Pope Francis does not have a publicly listed email address

His Holiness, Pope Francis, may have a private or official email address, but has not provided the public with a way to contact him via email. He does have an active Twitter feed, @Pontifex.

Pope Benedict XVI's Email Address

The public email address of Pope Benedict XVI was benedictxvi@vatican.va. The Holy Father possibly had another private email address inside the Vatican.

Pope John Paul II, the First Pope of the Internet Age

When Karol Józef Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II in 1978, email was still in its infancy. The first email had been written seven years ago, but barely a handful of people knew computer networks existed at all. Yet, John Paul II became the first email-savvy pontiff in history.

In late 2001, the pope reportedly apologized for injustices committed by the Roman Catholic Church in Oceania via email. Of course, the Holy Father would have preferred to visit the Pacific nations and deliver his words of penitence in person; email was the second-best choice.

What was John Paul II's Email Address?

Pope John Paul II's email address was john_paul_ii@vatican.va.