15/16 Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran recently announced that His Holiness Pope Francis will officiate at a Mass to Rotarians at St. Peter’s Square, Rome, on April 30, 2016 in recognition of our organization’s humanitarian service to others.
The Jubilee of Rotarians, as established by Pope Francis, is a commitment to serve with joy and in peace across the world and is hosted by Rotary District 2080 and the Vatican. 
Rotary District 2080 is located in the middle of Italy and covers the regions of Lazio (where Rome is located) and Sardinia. 
Eight thousand seats will be reserved for Rotary club members, family and friends. While Rotary is a non-religious, non-political organization this event is a tremendous honor that will raise Rotary’s status across so much of the world, while at the same time honoring and respecting the individual Rotarian’s own creed and beliefs.