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Advisory for Broadcasters: Vatican Announces Worldwide Telecasts Information for Holy Week and Easter

April 11, 2017

WASHINGTON—The Vatican Television Center has released information for broadcasters regarding worldwide telecasts of the events presided over by Pope Francis on Good Friday and Easter. All times are UTC/GMT (Coordinated Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time).

″  Good Friday, April 14, 19.15-21.00 hours, Way of the Cross presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.

″  Sunday April 16, 08:00-10:30 hours, Easter Sunday Mass presided over by Pope Francis immediately followed by the Message and Blessing "Urbi et Orbi" (To the City and to the World) from St. Peter's Square.

Information about satellite distribution in the United States will be available on Eurovision World Feed at  For further inquiries contact The U.S. Domestic satellite coordinate is Galaxy @.  For the latest updates, visit

Audio commentaries from the Vatican in English, Spanish and French are available on satellite audio channels. The commentaries begin about 10 minutes before the start of each celebration.  Audio commentaries in other languages are provided by Vatican Radio via ISDN. Availability is limited and must be requested ahead from the International Relations Office of Vatican Radio or by telephone: +39 06 698 83945.  They will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  

All additional inquiries should be made to Vatican Television Center (CTV) at or by telephone +39 06 698 85300, fax: +39 06 698 85665.


Keywords: Vatican, Holy See, Pope Francis, Pontifical Council for Social Communications, PCCS, Good Friday, Way of the Cross, Colosseum, St. Peter's Square, broadcast telecast, satellite information, Vatican Television Center, Holy Week, Easter.

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Judy Keane

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